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Local workers - Key statistics

In Shellharbour City 44.5% of the local workers are males and 55.5% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Shellharbour City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce 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.

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. Shellharbour City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Shellharbour City subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shellharbour City2016
NameNumber%New South Wales %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)17,488100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years3,58220.514.0
25 - 54 years10,89762.366.6
55 - 64 years2,53214.515.0
65 years and over4772.74.3
Top three industries------
Retail trade3,10617.89.7
Health care and social assistance2,89716.612.5
Education and training2,10312.08.3
Top three occupations------
Sales workers2,77815.99.2
Community and personal service workers2,74815.710.4
Hours worked------
Full time9,14852.363.1
Part time8,05646.134.9
Bachelor or higher degree3,56220.432.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1,89810.911.1
Certificate level5,23629.922.2
No qualifications6,29436.031.1
Individual Income------
Less than $5004,50325.717.2
$500 -$1,74910,76761.660.8
$1,750 or more1,96711.220.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport2631.516.0
Walked only3512.03.9
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas2,71315.532.8
Speaks a language other than English at home1,89210.826.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162901.76.0

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