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Whyalla District

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,940 people or 23.4% of Whyalla District's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Whyalla District20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)8,282100.0100.09,125100.0100.0-843
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,16014.014.11,52516.715.4-365
25 - 54 years5,61667.864.56,25368.565.7-637
55 - 64 years1,29015.616.81,17312.915.6+117
65 years and over2192.64.61731.93.3+46
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1,17214.214.81,15112.613.6+21
Retail trade84210.210.71,01111.111.2-169
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,48918.013.41,76219.314.1-273
Machinery operators and drivers1,23814.96.11,34214.76.4-104
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,97060.058.35,72262.760.2-752
Part time3,15738.140.13,17434.837.9-17
Bachelor or higher degree1,26515.325.91,23813.622.1+27
Advanced diploma or diploma6758.210.65636.29.4+112
Certificate level2,85934.525.12,95432.423.6-95
No qualifications3,27439.535.73,98343.641.0-709
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,61819.519.3--------
$500 -$1,7494,85558.664.6--------
$1,750 or more1,66920.214.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport3093.77.02412.66.7+68
Walked only3053.72.83213.53.2-16
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,51918.323.21,91221.022.0-393
Speaks a language other than English at home5566.715.45395.913.1+17
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161561.93.8--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.