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Resident workers - Key statistics

92,752 people or 35.6% of Gold Coast City'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
Gold Coast City20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)260,550100.0100.0231,647100.0100.0+28,903
Males133,47851.252.0120,42252.053.0+13,056
Females127,07548.848.0111,22148.047.0+15,854
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years40,02215.415.636,89215.916.5+3,130
25 - 54 years170,51665.465.6154,01066.566.4+16,506
55 - 64 years38,12414.614.832,85514.214.0+5,269
65 years and over11,8834.64.07,8943.43.1+3,989
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance32,38012.413.025,68411.111.9+6,696
Construction29,95911.59.026,14311.39.0+3,816
Retail trade29,29311.29.928,61712.410.7+676
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals47,67418.319.840,31417.418.9+7,360
Technicians and trades workers38,84214.914.335,68115.414.9+3,161
Clerical and administrative workers35,39713.613.633,65314.514.7+1,744
Hours worked--------------
Full time156,19859.962.4140,49060.663.9+15,708
Part time99,62338.235.886,48537.333.9+13,138
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree59,65222.925.144,33819.121.5+15,314
Advanced diploma or diploma33,10012.710.925,34810.99.3+7,752
Certificate level69,99826.926.459,68325.824.8+10,315
No qualifications90,17734.635.092,21739.840.6-2,040
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50047,22518.117.7--------
$500 -$1,749170,80665.663.8--------
$1,750 or more38,25314.717.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car191,91773.769.3168,25172.667.4+23,666
Public Transport10,6244.17.09,1764.07.5+1,448
Bicycle2,1710.81.02,0630.91.1+108
Walked only6,7402.63.36,5152.83.7+225
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas86,47433.225.873,76231.823.7+12,712
Speaks a language other than English at home32,34912.412.322,4469.79.6+9,903
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201615,2485.94.7--------

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

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