Cassowary Coast

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

2,936 people or 23.8% of the Cassowary Coast'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
Cassowary Coast20212016change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)12,329100.0100.012,085100.0100.0+244
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,52812.415.51,67013.815.6-142
25 - 54 years7,01456.964.57,11058.865.6-96
55 - 64 years2,69721.915.32,51120.814.8+186
65 years and over1,0968.94.77916.54.0+305
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,52820.52.62,64021.82.8-112
Health care and social assistance1,35911.015.41,1179.213.0+242
Retail trade1,0598.69.31,0869.09.9-27
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,68213.613.71,68313.914.3-1
Hours worked
Full time7,27659.059.07,32860.662.4-52
Part time4,69838.139.24,44836.835.8+250
Bachelor or higher degree1,81114.729.41,53012.725.1+281
Advanced diploma or diploma1,1259.111.39818.110.9+144
Certificate level3,90131.626.53,73230.926.4+169
No qualifications5,03140.830.65,33744.235.0-306
Individual Income
Less than $5001,93615.713.1--------
$500 -$1,9999,01673.168.1--------
$2,000 or more1,1459.317.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4263.54.14613.87.0-35
Walked only5494.52.65824.83.3-33
Other Characteristics
Born overseas2,29918.627.82,07217.125.8+227
Speaks a language other than English at home1,54512.514.41,31310.912.3+232
Arrived between 2016 and August 20215814.74.4--------

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