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Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

40,934 people or 33.0% of the Canberra Region'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Canberra Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % NSWnumber%. % NSW2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)123,902100.0100.0120,150100.0100.0+3,752
Males64,39252.052.663,63053.053.4+762
Females59,51548.047.456,50047.046.6+3,015
Age structure
15 - 24 years16,60713.414.016,45713.714.5+150
25 - 54 years75,22060.766.676,00563.367.7-785
55 - 64 years23,74219.215.021,46517.914.4+2,277
65 years and over8,3536.74.36,2005.23.4+2,153
Top three industries
Public administration and safety14,92012.06.014,60212.16.1+318
Health care and social assistance14,47311.712.513,12710.911.6+1,346
Retail trade12,0039.79.713,21611.010.3-1,213
Top three occupations
Professionals21,18617.123.620,44917.022.7+737
Managers19,58015.813.519,07615.913.3+504
Technicians and trades workers17,98514.512.717,82014.813.2+165
Hours worked
Full time75,18760.763.174,28861.864.0+899
Part time46,25737.334.943,30336.033.8+2,954
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree27,34622.132.623,23419.327.9+4,112
Advanced diploma or diploma13,58811.011.211,6279.710.5+1,961
Certificate level36,10929.122.232,78927.322.2+3,320
No qualifications42,92834.631.146,88439.034.8-3,956
Individual Income
Less than $50023,23718.817.1--------
$500 -$1,74977,25462.460.7--------
$1,750 or more21,29617.220.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car89,39972.262.184,75470.562.6+4,645
Public Transport1,7101.415.91,5961.313.7+114
Bicycle4750.40.75460.50.7-71
Walked only4,7953.93.95,3114.44.1-516
Other Characteristics
Born overseas16,88013.632.716,01613.330.0+864
Speaks a language other than English at home7,8726.426.26,2935.222.6+1,579
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,9801.66.0--------

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