Canberra Region

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

53,295 people or 37.6% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Canberra Region20212016change
Namenumber%. % NSWnumber%. % NSW2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)141,836100.0100.0123,902100.0100.0+17,934
Age structure
15 - 24 years18,98813.413.816,60713.414.0+2,381
25 - 54 years84,39759.565.775,22060.766.6+9,177
55 - 64 years27,37919.315.323,74219.215.0+3,637
65 years and over11,0657.85.18,3536.74.3+2,712
Top three industries
Public administration and safety17,74012.56.114,92012.06.0+2,820
Health care and social assistance17,55412.414.414,47311.712.5+3,081
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers20,64814.611.917,98514.512.7+2,663
Hours worked
Full time84,09459.358.075,18760.763.1+8,907
Part time55,12538.940.346,25737.334.9+8,868
Bachelor or higher degree37,49226.438.427,34622.132.6+10,146
Advanced diploma or diploma15,80311.111.013,58811.011.2+2,215
Certificate level40,49628.621.336,10929.122.2+4,387
No qualifications44,70631.527.042,92834.631.1+1,778
Individual Income
Less than $50019,04813.411.5--------
$500 -$1,99994,59266.764.9--------
$2,000 or more26,82518.922.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,1580.84.01,7101.415.9-552
Walked only4,8273.42.54,7953.93.9+32
Other Characteristics
Born overseas21,83815.433.916,88013.632.7+4,958
Speaks a language other than English at home11,2998.027.17,8726.426.2+3,427
Arrived between 2016 and August 20213,2042.36.1--------

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