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Cassowary Coast

Resident workers - Key statistics

2,511 people or 20.8% of the Cassowary Coast'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
Cassowary Coast20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)12,085100.0100.012,475100.0100.0-390
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,67013.815.61,78714.316.5-117
25 - 54 years7,11058.865.67,86463.066.4-754
55 - 64 years2,51120.814.82,22217.814.0+289
65 years and over7916.54.05964.83.1+195
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,64020.82.72,13816.62.7+502
Health care and social assistance1,1178.812.41,1689.111.6-51
Retail trade1,0868.69.51,30810.210.4-222
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,68313.914.32,01116.114.9-328
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,32860.662.47,74662.163.9-418
Part time4,44836.835.84,30134.533.9+147
Bachelor or higher degree1,53012.725.11,30210.421.5+228
Advanced diploma or diploma9818.110.98246.69.3+157
Certificate level3,73230.926.43,58028.724.8+152
No qualifications5,33744.235.06,05748.640.6-720
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,48320.517.7--------
$500 -$1,7498,27668.563.8--------
$1,750 or more1,0839.017.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport4613.87.02722.27.5+189
Walked only5824.83.37145.73.7-132
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,07217.125.81,86815.023.7+204
Speaks a language other than English at home1,31310.912.31,0868.79.6+227
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164924.14.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.