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City of Port Lincoln

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Port Lincoln 46.2% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 53.8% are female.

The local workers is 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 City of Port Lincoln vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, the City of Port Lincoln in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Port Lincoln20162011change
Namenumber%. South Australianumber%. South Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)6,622100.0100.06,690100.0100.0-68
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,04815.814.11,07516.115.4-27
25 - 54 years4,19063.364.54,38765.665.8-197
55 - 64 years1,13017.116.81,01915.215.6+111
65 years and over2563.94.62063.13.3+50
Top three industries
Retail trade1,02315.410.795314.311.2+70
Health care and social assistance94814.314.890813.613.6+40
Education and training6139.28.75558.38.0+58
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers94714.313.494814.214.1-1
Hours worked
Full time3,53053.358.23,77856.559.2-248
Part time2,96644.840.12,77241.437.1+194
Bachelor or higher degree1,11416.825.990713.622.1+207
Advanced diploma or diploma5738.710.65378.09.4+36
Certificate level1,98530.025.11,86827.923.6+117
No qualifications2,70340.835.83,04845.641.0-345
Individual Income
Less than $5001,42821.619.4--00--
$500 -$1,7494,39466.464.7--00--
$1,750 or more68210.314.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport80.16.9170.36.7-9
Walked only1632.52.72283.43.2-65
Other Characteristics
Born overseas5818.823.25718.522.0+10
Speaks a language other than English at home2533.815.52043.013.1+49
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016841.33.8--00--

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