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Inner West Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

64,659 people or 64.9% of the Inner West Council area'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
Inner West Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)99,575100.0100.092,500100.0100.0+7,075
Males49,81250.052.646,20750.053.4+3,605
Females49,76250.047.446,29450.046.6+3,468
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years10,81810.914.09,67410.514.5+1,144
25 - 54 years74,22874.566.670,39176.167.7+3,837
55 - 64 years11,40911.515.010,34011.214.4+1,069
65 years and over3,1203.14.32,0982.33.4+1,022
Top three industries--------------
Professional, scientific and technical services14,04013.67.712,49013.27.7+1,550
Health care and social assistance11,02010.611.910,10810.711.3+912
Education and training10,45710.18.09,42910.07.7+1,028
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals37,40037.623.634,04936.822.7+3,351
Managers16,31816.413.514,58915.813.3+1,729
Clerical and administrative workers12,77312.813.813,23114.315.1-458
Hours worked--------------
Full time67,81868.163.163,33768.564.0+4,481
Part time30,26530.434.927,67529.933.8+2,590
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree54,03154.332.645,72349.427.9+8,308
Advanced diploma or diploma10,62810.711.210,46911.310.5+159
Certificate level11,45711.522.211,25512.222.2+202
No qualifications21,29621.431.121,95023.734.8-654
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50011,78411.817.1--------
$500 -$1,74954,40354.660.7--------
$1,750 or more32,18732.320.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car37,86138.062.138,27941.462.6-418
Public Transport37,79838.015.930,90433.413.7+6,894
Bicycle2,6332.60.72,5102.70.7+123
Walked only5,1805.23.94,7515.14.1+429
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas37,72637.932.735,11738.030.0+2,609
Speaks a language other than English at home26,08526.226.224,23826.222.6+1,847
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20168,2738.36.0--------

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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