Cessnock City

Resident workers - Key statistics

4,348 people or 20.1% of Cessnock 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
Cessnock City2016
Namenumber%. % New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)21,627100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,48216.114.0
25 - 54 years14,02364.866.6
55 - 64 years3,36115.515.0
65 years and over7603.54.3
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance2,60612.012.5
Retail trade2,29110.69.7
Accommodation and food services2,20510.27.1
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers3,89018.012.7
Machinery operators and drivers2,83813.16.1
Hours worked
Full time12,73658.963.1
Part time8,46339.134.9
Bachelor or higher degree2,42411.232.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1,9248.911.2
Certificate level8,17337.822.2
No qualifications8,43939.031.1
Individual Income
Less than $5004,39720.317.1
$500 -$1,74913,57762.860.7
$1,750 or more3,28715.220.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1910.915.9
Walked only3891.83.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,5917.432.7
Speaks a language other than English at home4882.326.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161530.76.0

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