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Resident workers - Key statistics

35,409 people or 30.6% of the FNQROC'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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)115,707100.0100.0113,211100.0100.0+2,496
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years15,51413.415.615,81314.016.5-299
25 - 54 years73,76063.765.674,85266.166.4-1,092
55 - 64 years20,22917.514.818,02215.914.0+2,207
65 years and over6,2195.44.04,4804.03.1+1,739
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance15,06813.013.013,18411.611.9+1,884
Retail trade11,67310.19.912,89011.410.7-1,217
Accommodation and food services11,0729.67.310,5119.37.0+561
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers16,99614.714.317,79815.714.9-802
Community and personal service workers15,03713.011.313,04011.510.0+1,997
Hours worked--------------
Full time71,26861.662.471,51863.263.9-250
Part time41,94236.235.838,78534.333.9+3,157
Bachelor or higher degree22,80919.725.14,78912.421.5+18,020
Advanced diploma or diploma12,60010.910.92,8567.49.3+9,744
Certificate level34,16229.526.411,02428.524.8+23,138
No qualifications42,05136.335.018,01646.540.6+24,035
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021,00718.217.7--------
$500 -$1,74978,11367.563.8--------
$1,750 or more14,45712.517.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport2,5402.27.02,3172.07.5+223
Walked only5,1304.43.35,6215.03.7-491
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas26,65823.025.824,04621.223.7+2,612
Speaks a language other than English at home13,51911.712.310,6259.49.6+2,894
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,5744.04.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.