City workers fight trends

Pierra WillixBusselton Dunsborough Times

Updates to the Census data this week revealed Busselton is bucking state and national trends when it comes to employment.

Employment data showed 37.2 per cent of workers in the Capes city were working part-time, compared with State and national averages of 30 per cent.

The most common occupations included technician and trade workers, at 18.4 per cent, greater than the State and National averages of 16.2 and 13.5 per cent.

Busselton’s unemployed were fewer, at 5.7 per cent, compared to WA’s 7.8 per cent average and Australia’s 6.9 per cent mean.

Of the employed people in Busselton, 4.3 per cent work in accommodation, while other major jobs industries were cafes and restaurants, and supermarkets and grocery stores. The median weekly income was $653, lower than the State and national averages, while the family and household median weekly incomes sat at $1581 and $1300.

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