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Surf Coast Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

5,151 people or 41.2% of Surf Coast Shire's local labour force have a tertiary qualification .

The local labour force includes all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Surf Coast Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers12,493100.0100.010,305100.0100.0+2,188
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,56212.514.91,30312.616.0+259
25 - 54 years8,31866.667.87,23970.269.1+1,079
55 - 64 years2,12017.014.01,46414.212.5+656
65 years and over4933.93.22992.92.5+194
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1,51512.111.61,13111.010.4+384
Education and training1,27010.28.01,0119.87.7+259
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,95415.613.91,67116.2--+283
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger8,53168.367.77,00668.068.1+1,525
Public transport3682.99.31991.97.7+169
Walked only4143.33.33723.63.8+42
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,01856.262.66,01458.463.6+1,004
Part time4,55036.431.33,56334.630.0+987
Bachelor or higher degree3,65529.328.62,55524.825.5+1,100
Advanced diploma or diploma1,49612.010.41,08510.59.4+411
Certificate level3,05324.420.62,38223.120.1+671
No qualifications3,86931.036.43,71936.141.9+150
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5993,95331.629.3--------
$600 to $1,2494,59536.841.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,48919.918.5--------
$2,000 or more 1,2229.89.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English4243.421.82892.818.7+135
Has broadband internet access at home10,02680.382.14,87247.352.4+5,154
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)4,95939.732.53,88237.731.9+1,077

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.