City of Cockburn

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

26,650 people or 42.4% of the City of Cockburn'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
City of Cockburn20212016change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)62,912100.0100.051,765100.0100.0+11,147
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,06514.414.37,37214.214.1+1,693
25 - 54 years42,56367.764.936,07069.766.8+6,493
55 - 64 years8,89414.115.76,75313.014.9+2,141
65 years and over2,3903.85.11,5673.04.2+823
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance9,08714.413.66,54812.711.7+2,539
Education and training5,8179.28.84,6058.98.7+1,212
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers10,50516.715.39,14717.716.2+1,358
Clerical and administrative workers8,30813.212.17,48414.513.0+824
Hours worked
Full time38,66161.560.232,41662.661.8+6,245
Part time23,39037.238.218,47335.736.5+4,917
Bachelor or higher degree19,50131.031.213,65526.427.5+5,846
Advanced diploma or diploma7,14911.410.95,83211.310.8+1,317
Certificate level16,36326.025.213,64926.425.1+2,714
No qualifications18,31729.130.217,14933.133.7+1,168
Individual Income
Less than $5008,08312.813.5--------
$500 -$1,99940,54864.562.4--------
$2,000 or more13,74721.923.1--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4,9927.97.45,0099.79.2-17
Walked only5991.02.26191.22.8-20
Other Characteristics
Born overseas25,54140.639.520,87240.338.8+4,669
Speaks a language other than English at home14,05322.320.011,43122.118.4+2,622
Arrived between 2016 and August 20212,4313.94.9--------

City of Cockburn

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