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Resident workers - Key statistics

44,669 people or 59.8% of the City of Whitehorse's resident workers 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Whitehorse20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)74,706100.0100.071,321100.0100.0+3,385
Males38,65151.752.637,20652.253.4+1,445
Females36,05448.347.434,11647.846.6+1,938
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years10,53014.113.910,22714.314.9+303
25 - 54 years50,26367.367.348,28467.767.8+1,979
55 - 64 years10,70514.314.710,12514.214.0+580
65 years and over3,2054.34.22,6813.83.2+524
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance10,04412.911.99,07412.511.3+970
Professional, scientific and technical services8,40510.87.67,86410.87.6+541
Education and training7,86810.18.27,2399.97.8+629
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals23,72831.823.321,98230.822.3+1,746
Managers10,39713.913.59,36813.113.2+1,029
Clerical and administrative workers10,37013.913.310,97815.414.4-608
Hours worked--------------
Full time43,94758.861.142,92360.262.6+1,024
Part time29,65539.737.027,12538.035.2+2,530
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree36,12948.433.330,02342.128.6+6,106
Advanced diploma or diploma8,54011.411.58,51611.910.4+24
Certificate level9,45212.720.99,97614.020.6-524
No qualifications19,06625.531.520,48228.736.4-1,416
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50015,22020.418.7--------
$500 -$1,74941,73155.961.9--------
$1,750 or more16,68022.317.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car45,63061.165.944,11161.866.0+1,519
Public Transport14,36219.212.412,14217.011.0+2,220
Bicycle5210.71.25150.71.2+6
Walked only1,8212.43.21,7332.43.3+88
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas31,17241.730.825,86036.328.0+5,312
Speaks a language other than English at home27,27836.525.321,53430.221.8+5,744
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166,3928.66.1--------

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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