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Local workers - Key statistics

In Yarra Ranges Council area 48.4% of the local workers are males and 51.6% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Yarra Ranges Council vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. Yarra Ranges Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Yarra Ranges Council area subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Yarra Ranges Council area2016
NameNumber%Victoria %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)39,546100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years6,97017.613.9
25 - 54 years23,62959.867.3
55 - 64 years6,74417.114.6
65 years and over2,2075.64.2
Top three industries------
Retail trade4,91012.410.2
Education and training4,56811.58.7
Health care and social assistance3,9229.912.5
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers6,31816.013.1
Community and personal service workers5,29813.410.6
Hours worked------
Full time20,32751.461.0
Part time18,47446.737.0
Bachelor or higher degree8,64121.933.3
Advanced diploma or diploma4,63311.711.5
Certificate level10,20725.820.8
No qualifications14,94437.831.6
Individual Income------
Less than $50010,85327.418.7
$500 -$1,74924,12661.062.0
$1,750 or more3,7109.417.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport8762.212.4
Walked only9802.53.2
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas7,75119.630.8
Speaks a language other than English at home4,22310.725.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20168872.26.1

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