City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

5,935 people or 64.0% of the City of Adelaide's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Adelaide20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)9,272100.0100.09,091100.0100.0+181
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,54216.614.11,70818.815.4-166
25 - 54 years6,02164.964.55,80263.865.7+219
55 - 64 years1,09311.816.81,17913.015.6-86
65 years and over6226.74.63994.43.3+223
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,37414.814.81,37115.113.6+3
Accommodation and food services1,18912.86.71,06011.76.3+129
Professional, scientific and technical services1,12512.15.61,15312.75.5-28
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers1,14012.312.01,02811.310.5+112
Hours worked
Full time5,65361.058.35,63962.060.2+14
Part time3,47737.540.13,33136.637.9+146
Bachelor or higher degree5,04654.425.94,78952.722.1+257
Advanced diploma or diploma8899.610.68159.09.4+74
Certificate level1,02611.125.196110.623.6+65
No qualifications2,11222.835.72,26925.041.0-157
Individual Income
Less than $5001,86220.119.3--------
$500 -$1,7494,86852.564.6--------
$1,750 or more2,44226.314.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,10011.97.091910.16.7+181
Walked only2,49126.92.82,48827.43.2+3
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,70540.023.23,52138.722.0+184
Speaks a language other than English at home2,69329.015.42,44226.913.1+251
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,43715.53.8--------

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