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1329.0 - Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/01/2008   
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FEATURE ARTICLE 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE WINE INDUSTRY.

An alternative view of the wine manufacturing and grape-growing industries is available from the Census of Population and Housing, which is conducted every five years. The Census is designed to measure the number of people in Australia on Census Night with their key characteristics.



EMPLOYMENT

At the latest Census of Population and Housing (2006) 11,003 people, nationally, stated that the Grape-growing industry was their primary industry of employment. A further 16,956 people stated that Wine manufacturing was their primary industry of employment. This excludes casual workers such as grape pickers and other seasonal workers not working in those industries in the week prior to the Census. It also excludes people who worked in wine and grape production as a second job.

Selected characteristics of employed persons - 2001 and 2006

Grape-growing
Wine manufacturing
All industries
2001
2006
2001
2006
2006
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Status in employment
Full-time
11 123
7 556
11 296
13 027
5 827 435
Part-time
4 203
2 828
3 001
3 071
2 685 194
Level of Non-School Qualification
Degree or higher
1 138
1 083
2 222
3 333
2 006 158
Other qualification
3 416
2 563
3 901
4 865
2 777 032
No qualification
10 237
6 659
7 614
7 873
3 829 078
Sex
Male
10 984
7 743
9 524
11 101
4 911 134
Female
4 645
3 259
4 956
5 856
4 193 053
Age group (years)
15 - 24
2 226
978
2 085
2 001
1 518 146
25 - 34
2 994
1 702
3 913
4 359
1 948 233
35 - 44
3 719
2 318
3 755
4 348
2 188 445
45 - 54
3 612
2 712
3 065
3 701
2 076 889
55 and over
3 078
3 291
1 662
2 548
1 372 474
Birthplace
Australia(a)
12 666
8 555
12 040
13 831
6 646 123
Main English speaking countries(b)
965
686
1 360
1 619
953 778
Southern Europe
553
380
149
146
95 561
Other Europe
615
446
340
423
306 411
Other
551
647
374
569
910 762
Total(c)
15 629
11 003
14 480
16 956
9 104 187

(a) Includes External Territories.
(b) Includes Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.
(c) Includes inadequately described or not stated.
Data available on request, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006.


In 2006 the number of workers in the Grape-growing industry that were employed full-time was 7,556, which was 68.7% of all employed persons with the Grape-growing industry as their primary industry of employment.


In 2001, a total of 11,123 (71.2%) people stated that they were employed full-time in the Grape-growing industry. In 2006, slightly more than one quarter (25.7%) of the employed persons who stated that the Grape-growing industry was their primary industry were working part-time.


There were 13,027 full-time employed persons with the Wine manufacturing industry as their primary industry of employment according to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This represented 76.8% of those workers who stated that Wine manufacturing was their primary industry for employment. At the 2006 Census 18.1% of the employed persons in the Wine manufacturing industry were employed part-time.


Nationally, 64.0% of all employed persons were employed full-time, and 29.5% were employed part-time.

Selected characteristics of employed persons - 2001 and 2006

Grape-growing
Wine manufacturing
All industries
2001
2006
2001
2006
2006
%
%
%
%
%

Status in employment
Full-time
71.2
68.7
78.0
76.8
64.0
Part-time
26.9
25.7
20.7
18.1
29.5
Level of Non-School Qualification
Degree or higher
7.3
9.8
15.3
19.7
22.1
Other qualification
21.9
23.3
26.9
28.7
30.5
No qualification
65.5
60.5
52.6
46.4
42.0
Sex
Male
70.3
70.4
65.8
65.5
53.9
Female
29.7
29.6
34.2
34.5
46.1
Age group (years)
15 - 24
14.2
8.9
14.4
11.8
16.7
25 - 34
19.2
15.5
27.0
25.7
21.4
35 - 44
23.8
21.1
25.9
25.6
24.0
45 - 54
23.1
24.7
21.2
21.8
22.8
55 and over
19.7
29.9
11.5
15.0
15.1
Birthplace
Australia(a)
81.0
77.8
83.1
81.6
73.0
Main English speaking countries(b)
6.2
6.2
9.4
9.5
10.5
Southern Europe
3.5
3.5
1.0
0.9
1.0
Other Europe
3.9
4.1
2.3
2.5
3.4
Other
3.5
5.9
2.6
3.4
10.0

(a) Includes External Territories.
(b) Includes Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Data available on request, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006



EDUCATION

Post-secondary educational qualifications were less common among workers in both the grape-growing and wine manufacturing industries than the average across all industries. At the time of the 2006 Census 9.8% of people employed in the Grape-growing industry had a degree or higher compared with 19.7% in wine manufacturing and 22.1% for all industries.


The grape-growing and wine manufacturing industries have a higher male to female ratio than for all industries. Males made up 70.4% of the people employed in the Grape-growing industry, compared to 65.5% for the Wine manufacturing industry and 53.9% in all industries. Grape-growing workers tend to be older with 54.6% aged 45 years and over compared with 36.8% of wine manufacturing workers and 37.8% for all industries.


The Grape-growing (77.8%) and Wine manufacturing (81.6%) industries have a higher proportion of Australian-born workers compared with all industries (73.0%).


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