RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionEconomic profile
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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 51.7% of the local workers are males and 48.2% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2016
NameNumber%South Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)22,587100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years3,06413.614.1
25 - 54 years14,27563.264.5
55 - 64 years4,14618.416.8
65 years and over1,1094.94.6
Top three industries------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,05313.54.0
Health care and social assistance2,86712.714.8
Retail trade2,53611.210.7
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers3,21014.213.4
Hours worked------
Full time13,08457.958.2
Part time9,03840.040.1
Bachelor or higher degree3,38715.025.9
Advanced diploma or diploma1,9108.510.6
Certificate level6,85330.325.1
No qualifications9,64242.735.8
Individual Income------
Less than $5004,75121.019.4
$500 -$1,74914,23763.064.7
$1,750 or more3,17414.114.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport2411.16.9
Walked only1,2035.32.7
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas2,51611.123.2
Speaks a language other than English at home1,0284.615.5
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163131.43.8

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