WORKFORCE AND SKILLS
Strong workforce opportunities.
With a strong work ethic, a stable workforce, low levels of industrial dispute and a low rate of unemployment, it’s easy to see why Goulburn is a destination for many businesses to start-up or relocate to.
In 2022 there were approximately 16,000 people in the Goulburn Mulwaree labour force. Of these 16,000 people, 61% worked full time and 32% worked part time.
Goulburn Mulwaree is a net exporter of labour. According to the 2021 Census, 19% of our residents work outside the area. In 2021, Goulburn Mulwaree’s largest labour surpluses (more residents than local jobs) were in the following sectors:
- Information, Media and Telecommunications
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
- Public Administration and Safety
Goulburn boasts a highly skilled workforce with Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Construction being major employers in the area. A range of education and training options means that both employees and employers can up-skill.
The 2021 census reveals 48.5% of Goulburn Mulwaree’s workforce hold post-school qualifications; which is in line with the regional NSW average. Like many regional centres Goulburn has more than twice the number of residents with vocational qualifications, compared to degree level qualifications.
- Goulburn is home to a highly skilled workforce.
- A diverse range of skills and qualifications means that you will find dedicated employees that are suited to any role.