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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Resident workers - Key statistics

91,645 people or 40.1% of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)228,328100.0100.0215,221100.0100.0+13,107
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years34,53115.114.137,95217.616.2-3,421
25 - 54 years154,08267.566.8140,22865.266.2+13,854
55 - 64 years31,31613.714.930,86714.314.4+449
65 years and over8,3773.74.26,1812.93.2+2,196
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance26,81711.711.721,74010.110.4+5,077
Retail trade22,2269.79.522,33810.410.1-112
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers36,68216.116.235,25716.416.7+1,425
Clerical and administrative workers31,85013.913.034,44416.014.4-2,594
Hours worked--------------
Full time141,61362.061.8138,27764.263.7+3,336
Part time82,69836.236.572,40633.634.2+10,292
Bachelor or higher degree66,67229.227.551,50723.923.3+15,165
Advanced diploma or diploma24,97310.910.821,3749.99.8+3,599
Certificate level52,80023.125.149,34222.924.0+3,458
No qualifications77,71734.033.784,84739.438.9-7,130
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50039,24317.216.9--------
$500 -$1,749139,11160.957.2--------
$1,750 or more46,81120.524.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport22,90210.09.223,13010.79.4-228
Walked only3,5011.52.83,8781.83.3-377
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas105,06646.038.888,57941.235.7+16,487
Speaks a language other than English at home61,91527.118.442,44319.714.5+19,472
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201623,68310.48.2--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).