Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

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SSROC region

Local workers - Key statistics

In the SSROC region 52.4% of the local workers are males and 47.6% 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 the SSROC region 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.

Data source

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. the SSROC region 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 the SSROC region subscribe to the FULL version of
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
SSROC region2016
Namenumber%. New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)979,144100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years121,85912.414.0
25 - 54 years705,43172.066.6
55 - 64 years117,70012.015.0
65 years and over34,1163.54.3
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services127,86913.18.1
Financial and insurance services103,47410.65.0
Health care and social assistance95,6449.812.5
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers150,34215.413.8
Hours worked
Full time664,65467.963.1
Part time296,12530.234.9
Bachelor or higher degree453,94546.432.6
Advanced diploma or diploma113,38511.611.1
Certificate level137,38914.022.2
No qualifications247,53825.331.1
Individual Income
Less than $500130,88413.417.2
$500 -$1,749552,53956.460.8
$1,750 or more282,02028.820.5
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport364,53237.216.0
Walked only55,2865.63.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas452,39946.232.8
Speaks a language other than English at home383,89839.226.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016100,00510.26.0

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

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