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Resident workers - Key statistics

8,311 people or 55.2% of the FNQROC's resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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)15,068100.0100.013,184100.0100.0+1,884
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,1477.69.81,0568.010.3+91
25 - 54 years10,21467.868.29,32470.769.9+890
55 - 64 years3,07520.418.22,41518.317.0+660
65 years and over6324.23.83983.02.8+234
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers5,07333.732.04,43933.731.4+634
Clerical and administrative workers2,08313.814.61,86514.215.0+218
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,08953.751.97,32555.653.1+764
Part time6,81245.247.25,67743.145.5+1,135
Bachelor or higher degree5,74038.142.597024.537.3+4,770
Advanced diploma or diploma2,57117.116.060215.214.8+1,969
Certificate level3,38622.520.295424.119.2+2,432
No qualifications2,86719.018.81,20630.424.1+1,661
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,67511.112.6--------
$500 -$1,74910,65970.769.4--------
$1,750 or more2,51116.716.8--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1410.94.51361.05.2+5
Walked only6104.02.85934.53.6+17
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas4,33528.831.03,40925.928.1+926
Speaks a language other than English at home2,11014.015.61,35410.311.9+756
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166824.55.0--------

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