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Bellingen Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,808 people or 37.0% of Bellingen Shire'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
Bellingen Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)4,891100.0100.04,778100.0100.0+113
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4719.614.048010.014.5-9
25 - 54 years2,81057.566.63,01063.067.7-200
55 - 64 years1,22425.015.01,04621.914.4+178
65 years and over3857.94.32475.23.4+138
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance82116.812.571815.111.6+103
Education and training54211.18.454311.47.9-1
Retail trade4819.89.750210.510.3-21
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers68514.012.766914.013.2+16
Hours worked--------------
Full time2,38848.863.12,40450.364.0-16
Part time2,40649.234.92,26047.333.8+146
Bachelor or higher degree1,23825.332.61,03321.627.9+205
Advanced diploma or diploma57011.711.24709.810.5+100
Certificate level1,39128.422.21,38629.022.2+5
No qualifications1,52131.131.11,67935.134.8-158
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,15223.617.1--------
$500 -$1,7493,10963.660.7--------
$1,750 or more53611.020.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport240.515.9270.613.7-3
Walked only2505.13.93026.34.1-52
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas66013.532.764513.530.0+15
Speaks a language other than English at home1773.626.21563.322.6+21
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016460.96.0--------

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