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Whyalla District

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Whyalla District 52.1% of the local workers are males and 47.9% 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. Whyalla District 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 Whyalla District.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Whyalla District2016
NameNumber%South Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)7,856100.0100.0
Males4,09352.151.8
Females3,76047.948.2
Age structure------
15 - 24 years1,12114.314.1
25 - 54 years5,26567.064.5
55 - 64 years1,26316.116.8
65 years and over2142.74.6
Top three industries------
Manufacturing1,30116.58.0
Health care and social assistance1,14614.614.8
Retail trade85110.810.7
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers1,34717.113.4
Professionals1,26416.120.2
Machinery operators and drivers1,08413.86.1
Hours worked------
Full time4,65059.258.2
Part time3,06539.040.1
Qualifications------
Bachelor or higher degree1,27716.325.9
Advanced diploma or diploma6578.410.6
Certificate level2,62633.425.1
No qualifications3,07439.135.8
Individual Income------
Less than $5001,57720.119.4
$500 -$1,7494,65959.364.7
$1,750 or more1,49919.114.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Car5,90975.270.7
Public Transport1642.16.9
Bicycle821.01.0
Walked only3134.02.7
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas1,46018.623.2
Speaks a language other than English at home5487.015.5
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161582.03.8

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

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