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Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Sutherland Shire 47.4% of the local workers are males and 52.6% 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 Sutherland Shire 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 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, Sutherland Shire 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.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Sutherland Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)66,431100.0100.061,470100.0100.0+4,961
Males31,51047.452.629,86448.653.3+1,646
Females34,91752.647.431,60951.446.7+3,308
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years12,70319.114.011,84919.314.5+854
25 - 54 years40,00460.266.637,67861.367.7+2,326
55 - 64 years10,45615.715.09,40015.314.4+1,056
65 years and over3,2664.94.32,5384.13.5+728
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance9,93114.311.98,20413.111.3+1,727
Retail trade9,82914.19.29,88115.810.1-52
Construction6,1998.98.04,9928.07.1+1,207
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals13,81720.823.612,45720.322.7+1,360
Clerical and administrative workers9,14913.813.89,35315.215.0-204
Technicians and trades workers9,08613.712.78,92314.513.2+163
Hours worked--------------
Full time35,92254.163.133,57554.662.9+2,347
Part time29,39844.334.926,65943.433.1+2,739
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree17,58726.532.613,59022.127.9+3,997
Advanced diploma or diploma8,50112.811.17,30811.910.5+1,193
Certificate level16,06224.222.215,13024.622.2+932
No qualifications22,37433.731.122,40736.534.9-33
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50015,41423.217.2--------
$500 -$1,74939,94860.160.8--------
$1,750 or more10,00015.120.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car46,38869.861.942,65869.462.5+3,730
Public Transport4,4286.716.03,3205.413.8+1,108
Bicycle3100.50.73140.50.7-4
Walked only2,1993.33.92,0933.44.1+106
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas16,77225.232.814,06922.930.1+2,703
Speaks a language other than English at home13,14919.826.410,11316.522.8+3,036
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,7984.26.0--------

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

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