Resident Workforce

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

Unemployment by Age

The chart below shows the rate of unemployment by different age groupings at the 2016 Census, revealing levels of unemployment significantly higher than the Rural Victorian average for 25-34, and 55-64 year olds. 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 Yea District residents work in are are Construction, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Manufacturing. 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 Yea using ABS 'Place of Work' data. The data describes those that work within the boundaries of Yea. These workers live both locally as well as outside of the municipality.

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