City of Whittlesea

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

32,829 people or 37.1% of the City of Whittlesea's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Whittlesea20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)88,554100.0100.071,492100.0100.0+17,062
Age structure
15 - 24 years12,37914.013.911,20415.714.9+1,175
25 - 54 years63,45971.767.351,13871.567.8+12,321
55 - 64 years10,73712.114.78,02011.214.0+2,717
65 years and over1,9712.24.21,1221.63.2+849
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance11,45912.912.58,01611.211.6+3,443
Retail trade10,22011.510.28,71912.210.8+1,501
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers13,62815.413.111,54916.213.9+2,079
Clerical and administrative workers13,10614.813.311,70616.414.4+1,400
Hours worked
Full time54,94862.161.146,43164.962.6+8,517
Part time31,51535.637.022,98832.235.2+8,527
Bachelor or higher degree21,88524.733.313,35518.728.6+8,530
Advanced diploma or diploma10,94412.411.57,19610.110.4+3,748
Certificate level20,59923.320.916,29722.820.6+4,302
No qualifications32,31636.531.531,13743.636.4+1,179
Individual Income
Less than $50016,50318.618.7--------
$500 -$1,74960,76968.661.9--------
$1,750 or more9,57910.817.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport9,54710.812.46,2748.811.0+3,273
Walked only7020.83.26060.83.3+96
Other Characteristics
Born overseas33,63238.030.824,48234.228.0+9,150
Speaks a language other than English at home38,12243.025.329,07040.721.8+9,052
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165,4826.26.1--------

City of Whittlesea

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