Bellingen Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

2,205 people or 41.1% of Bellingen Shire'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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Bellingen Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)5,365100.0100.04,891100.0100.0+474
Age structure
15 - 24 years55810.413.84719.614.0+87
25 - 54 years2,96155.265.72,81057.566.6+151
55 - 64 years1,32124.615.31,22425.015.0+97
65 years and over5189.75.13857.94.3+133
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance96918.014.482116.812.5+148
Education and training64312.08.754211.18.4+101
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers72213.511.968514.012.7+37
Hours worked
Full time2,53647.358.02,38848.863.1+148
Part time2,73050.940.32,40649.234.9+324
Bachelor or higher degree1,57929.438.41,23825.332.6+341
Advanced diploma or diploma62611.711.057011.711.2+56
Certificate level1,52628.421.31,39128.422.2+135
No qualifications1,48127.627.01,52131.131.1-40
Individual Income
Less than $50099018.511.5--------
$500 -$1,9993,73869.764.9--------
$2,000 or more59311.122.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport170.34.0240.515.9-7
Walked only2424.52.52505.13.9-8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas74013.833.966013.532.7+80
Speaks a language other than English at home2003.727.11773.626.2+23
Arrived between 2016 and August 2021561.06.1--------

Bellingen Shire

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