Inner West Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

72,762 people or 71.2% of the Inner West Council area'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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
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Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)102,207100.0100.099,575100.0100.0+2,632
Age structure
15 - 24 years10,23410.013.810,81810.914.0-584
25 - 54 years75,03573.465.774,22874.566.6+807
55 - 64 years12,83012.615.311,40911.515.0+1,421
65 years and over4,1104.05.13,1203.14.3+990
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services16,12615.88.914,04014.18.1+2,086
Health care and social assistance12,78012.514.411,02011.112.5+1,760
Education and training10,81010.68.710,45710.58.4+353
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers11,96311.713.012,77312.813.8-810
Hours worked
Full time65,61264.258.067,81868.163.1-2,206
Part time35,50034.740.330,26530.434.9+5,235
Bachelor or higher degree62,54361.238.454,03154.332.6+8,512
Advanced diploma or diploma10,21910.011.010,62810.711.2-409
Certificate level10,47610.221.311,45711.522.2-981
No qualifications17,29316.927.021,29621.431.1-4,003
Individual Income
Less than $5007,3627.211.5--------
$500 -$1,99955,97554.864.9--------
$2,000 or more38,21337.422.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport7,2017.04.037,79838.015.9-30,597
Walked only3,4873.42.55,1805.23.9-1,693
Other Characteristics
Born overseas36,05735.333.937,72637.932.7-1,669
Speaks a language other than English at home23,27522.827.126,08526.226.2-2,810
Arrived between 2016 and August 20215,9245.86.1--------

Inner West Council

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