City of Brisbane

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

385,816 people or 58.3% of the City of Brisbane'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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
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Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)662,318100.0100.0570,454100.0100.0+91,864
Age structure
15 - 24 years104,42115.815.590,80115.915.6+13,620
25 - 54 years450,79568.164.5390,91868.565.6+59,877
55 - 64 years82,90012.515.370,06312.314.8+12,837
65 years and over24,2053.74.718,6673.34.0+5,538
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance104,00515.715.477,78013.613.0+26,225
Professional, scientific and technical services76,11811.56.759,69610.56.3+16,422
Education and training64,8369.88.858,39710.29.0+6,439
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers87,01813.112.783,21714.613.6+3,801
Hours worked
Full time399,65360.359.0363,03263.662.4+36,621
Part time254,18838.439.2198,98734.935.8+55,201
Bachelor or higher degree314,05747.429.4238,97241.925.1+75,085
Advanced diploma or diploma71,75910.811.362,07710.910.9+9,682
Certificate level108,28916.426.597,81117.126.4+10,478
No qualifications155,77723.530.6159,50328.035.0-3,726
Individual Income
Less than $50079,22712.013.1--------
$500 -$1,999411,75862.268.1--------
$2,000 or more166,54525.117.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport57,0728.64.189,81015.77.0-32,738
Walked only21,0723.22.623,5764.13.3-2,504
Other Characteristics
Born overseas243,78136.827.8196,55334.525.8+47,228
Speaks a language other than English at home157,68123.814.4122,60921.512.3+35,072
Arrived between 2016 and August 202145,2776.84.4--------

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