Blue Mountains City

Resident workers - Key statistics

17,025 people or 47.5% of Blue Mountains City'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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Blue Mountains City2016
Namenumber%. % New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)35,863100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years4,60812.814.0
25 - 54 years21,82860.966.6
55 - 64 years7,33120.415.0
65 years and over2,0935.84.3
Top three industries
Education and training5,30514.88.4
Health care and social assistance5,23814.612.5
Public administration and safety3,1918.96.0
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers4,79613.413.8
Technicians and trades workers4,61412.912.7
Hours worked
Full time20,99858.663.1
Part time14,39640.134.9
Bachelor or higher degree12,29734.332.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4,72813.211.2
Certificate level8,75524.422.2
No qualifications9,21725.731.1
Individual Income
Less than $5006,40917.917.1
$500 -$1,74921,12658.960.7
$1,750 or more7,77121.720.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4,22211.815.9
Walked only9182.63.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas6,55718.332.7
Speaks a language other than English at home2,1526.026.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164301.26.0

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