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Macarthur Region

Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

29,486 people or 25.6% of the Macarthur Region's local 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Macarthur Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers115,091100.0100.0107,408100.0100.0+7,683
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years19,05516.614.519,87918.515.8-824
25 - 54 years76,81566.767.773,36268.368.9+3,453
55 - 64 years16,61114.414.412,67611.812.7+3,935
65 years and over2,6102.33.41,4911.42.6+1,119
Top three industries--------------
Retail trade12,25910.710.312,39311.511.1-134
Health care and social assistance11,95310.411.69,6639.010.5+2,290
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers20,07717.415.119,14617.8--+931
Technicians and trades workers17,92915.613.217,34816.2--+581
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger79,48969.162.972,11767.162.3+7,372
Public transport13,84812.013.612,89512.012.3+953
Walked only1,6011.44.11,8201.74.4-219
Hours worked--------------
Full time77,13567.064.072,19167.264.6+4,944
Part time30,83926.829.928,20226.329.0+2,637
Bachelor or higher degree18,44716.027.914,17313.223.9+4,274
Advanced diploma or diploma11,0399.610.59,0478.49.6+1,992
Certificate level31,74827.622.228,12326.221.8+3,625
No qualifications48,13941.834.849,43646.038.8-1,297
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59930,74626.727.9--------
$600 to $1,24952,20045.439.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 22,97220.019.8--------
$2,000 or more 6,9436.011.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English20,59217.922.617,07815.920.0+3,514
Has broadband internet access at home94,71182.382.457,04453.153.5+37,667
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)41,30235.933.538,24835.632.6+3,054

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.