City of Merri-bek

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

60,080 people or 64.6% of the City of Merri-bek'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
City of Merri-bek20212016change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)93,061100.0100.080,351100.0100.0+12,710
Age structure
15 - 24 years11,65012.513.810,32512.813.9+1,325
25 - 54 years69,33574.566.760,49875.367.3+8,837
55 - 64 years9,76910.514.77,7869.714.7+1,983
65 years and over2,2962.54.81,7402.24.2+556
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance12,81813.814.19,45211.812.5+3,366
Professional, scientific and technical services10,90011.78.48,40310.57.9+2,497
Education and training10,37811.28.88,98011.28.6+1,398
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers11,55012.412.410,82413.513.3+726
Hours worked
Full time56,03660.259.250,03562.361.1+6,001
Part time35,70338.439.128,75435.837.0+6,949
Bachelor or higher degree50,35354.139.037,65446.933.3+12,699
Advanced diploma or diploma9,72710.511.58,71710.811.5+1,010
Certificate level11,74412.619.511,34214.120.9+402
No qualifications19,54721.027.820,71525.831.5-1,168
Individual Income
Less than $50010,07610.813.3--------
$500 -$1,99960,61965.166.1--------
$2,000 or more21,56523.219.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport7,7258.34.420,25125.212.4-12,526
Walked only1,7791.92.32,0272.53.2-248
Other Characteristics
Born overseas31,17933.533.926,97733.630.8+4,202
Speaks a language other than English at home27,98230.127.826,69433.225.3+1,288
Arrived between 2016 and August 20218,1168.76.6--------

City of Merri-bek

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