Resident Workforce

This section provides details of Alexandra's resident workforce. This workforce includes those living in Alexandra, and working either locally or outside of the municipality.

Unemployment by Age

The chart below shows the rate of unemployment by different age groups in Alexandra District at the 2016 Census, revealing much lower levels of youth unemployment amongst 15-19 year olds when compared to Rural Victoria. There are higher levels of unemployment amongst older adults 55 and over in Alexandra District, but figures are generally close to the Rural Victoria level. This unemployment data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Labour Force Participation

The labour force participation rate (LFPR) is the ratio between the actual number of people available for work and the population 15 years and over. The number of people available for work includes those that are employed or are looking for work. It is important to read the LFPR in conjunction with unemployment rates. This labour force participation data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Industry of Employment

The top three industries that Alexandra residents work in are Accommodation and Food Services, Education and Training, and Health Care and Social Assistance. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Education

The level of educational attainment amongst the local population is detailed in the chart below. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Transport Choice

The Census asks how each working resident travelled to their place of work. The figures help to highlight transport preferences, the number of persons that work from home, and the level of car dependency in a community. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census.

Local Industries

This section provides an overview of the key industries in Alexandra using ABS 'Place of Work' data. The data describes those that work within the boundaries of Alexandra. These workers live both locally as well as outside of the municipality.

Top industries, measured in terms of employment, in Alexandra District are detailed in the chart below. This data is sourced from the 2016 Census (Place of Work data sets)