Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Whitsunday 52.1% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 47.8% are female.

The local workers is 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 Whitsunday vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers 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 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, Whitsunday 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.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)15,107100.0100.015,146100.0100.0-39
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,33115.415.62,44616.116.5-115
25 - 54 years9,63263.865.69,86065.166.4-228
55 - 64 years2,43916.114.82,32315.314.0+116
65 years and over7024.64.05183.43.1+184
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services2,59417.27.42,36215.67.0+232
Retail trade1,50510.09.91,61610.710.7-111
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,4949.92.81,3068.62.7+188
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers2,42616.114.22,51616.614.9-90
Hours worked
Full time10,00166.262.310,34168.363.0-340
Part time4,78731.735.94,39729.033.3+390
Bachelor or higher degree2,16814.425.11,68211.121.5+486
Advanced diploma or diploma1,59010.510.91,2528.39.3+338
Certificate level4,80231.826.34,41229.124.7+390
No qualifications5,95139.435.07,07346.740.6-1,122
Individual Income
Less than $5002,62017.317.7--00--
$500 -$1,74910,31068.264.0--00--
$1,750 or more1,87812.416.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport5773.86.95413.67.5+36
Walked only1,61010.73.31,58510.53.7+25
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,27921.725.72,83318.723.7+446
Speaks a language other than English at home1,3769.112.38835.89.6+493
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,0707.14.7--00--

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