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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

63,219 people or 65.3% of the City of Sydney's local labour force have a tertiary qualification .

The local labour force includes all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Sydney20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers96,778100.0100.077,451100.0100.0+19,327
Males53,10454.953.442,52854.954.0+10,576
Females43,67445.146.634,92345.146.0+8,751
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years12,33912.714.512,03215.515.8+307
25 - 54 years74,92777.467.758,52875.668.9+16,399
55 - 64 years7,4487.714.45,6007.212.7+1,848
65 years and over2,0642.13.41,2911.72.6+773
Top three industries--------------
Professional, scientific and technical services16,22316.87.911,63415.07.3+4,589
Financial and insurance services9,77410.15.07,6309.95.0+2,144
Accommodation and food services9,69110.06.77,7049.96.5+1,987
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals37,59638.822.728,49136.8--+9,105
Managers16,00416.513.312,57216.2--+3,432
Clerical and administrative workers12,66613.115.110,85514.0--+1,811
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger24,86325.762.922,35528.962.3+2,508
Public transport28,86329.813.621,16627.312.3+7,697
Bicycle2,5832.71.41,8542.41.2+729
Walked only24,48725.34.118,76524.24.4+5,722
Hours worked--------------
Full time69,94872.364.056,13972.564.6+13,809
Part time22,42323.229.917,53222.629.0+4,891
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree52,58354.327.938,16449.323.9+14,419
Advanced diploma or diploma10,63611.010.58,20410.69.6+2,432
Certificate level9,3369.622.28,12910.521.8+1,207
No qualifications21,26822.034.819,67525.438.8+1,593
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59917,92218.527.9--------
$600 to $1,24932,06933.139.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 25,30926.219.8--------
$2,000 or more 20,53021.211.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English27,83928.822.619,48625.220.0+8,353
Has broadband internet access at home78,62281.282.447,82061.753.5+30,802
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13,42813.933.510,24913.232.6+3,179

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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