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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

27,333 people or 28.9% of the Canberra Region's local 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Canberra Region20112006Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers94,638100.0100.087,680100.0100.0+6,958
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years13,08713.814.512,57714.315.8+510
25 - 54 years60,41863.867.758,72167.068.9+1,697
55 - 64 years16,60517.514.413,11615.012.7+3,489
65 years and over4,5284.83.43,2663.72.6+1,262
Top three industries--------------
Public administration and safety13,45114.26.110,90512.46.0+2,546
Retail trade10,35610.910.310,43111.911.1-75
Health care and social assistance10,22110.811.68,5809.810.5+1,641
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers13,83214.613.212,75314.5--+1,079
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger67,20671.062.959,82168.262.3+7,385
Public transport9961.113.69331.112.3+63
Walked only4,2094.44.14,6735.34.4-464
Hours worked--------------
Full time58,86862.264.054,54362.264.6+4,325
Part time29,49731.229.927,19231.029.0+2,305
Bachelor or higher degree18,36519.427.914,66216.723.9+3,703
Advanced diploma or diploma8,9689.510.57,4418.59.6+1,527
Certificate level25,61327.122.222,21025.321.8+3,403
No qualifications37,29239.434.838,06043.438.8-768
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59929,77631.527.9--------
$600 to $1,24937,80339.939.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 17,93318.919.8--------
$2,000 or more 7,5618.011.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English5,1905.522.64,1174.720.0+1,073
Has broadband internet access at home73,41177.682.434,30039.153.5+39,111
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)33,30335.233.530,69435.032.6+2,609

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.