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Macarthur Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

41,795 people or 31.4% of the Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)132,910100.0100.0115,104100.0100.0+17,806
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years21,31116.014.019,06116.614.5+2,250
25 - 54 years88,11066.366.676,82466.767.7+11,286
55 - 64 years19,30914.515.016,62814.414.4+2,681
65 years and over4,1883.24.32,5902.33.4+1,598
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance15,05010.711.911,95610.111.3+3,094
Education and training10,7137.68.08,8317.57.7+1,882
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers21,28116.013.820,06817.415.1+1,213
Technicians and trades workers19,98015.012.717,92415.613.2+2,056
Hours worked--------------
Full time88,29366.463.177,15067.064.0+11,143
Part time41,78231.434.934,98430.433.8+6,798
Bachelor or higher degree26,67620.132.618,42816.027.9+8,248
Advanced diploma or diploma15,11911.411.211,0569.610.5+4,063
Certificate level37,26328.022.231,75027.622.2+5,513
No qualifications49,80237.531.148,13841.834.8+1,664
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021,19715.917.1--------
$500 -$1,74989,37967.260.7--------
$1,750 or more20,16315.220.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport16,90612.715.913,96312.113.7+2,943
Walked only1,5271.13.91,5991.44.1-72
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas37,80128.432.730,36226.430.0+7,439
Speaks a language other than English at home29,58722.326.220,58817.922.6+8,999
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,7832.86.0--------

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