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Resident workers - Key statistics

5,935 people or 64.0% of the City of Adelaide's resident workers 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.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Adelaide20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 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--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).