MidCoast Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

9,823 people or 28.9% of the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)34,019100.0100.030,034100.0100.0+3,985
Age structure
15 - 24 years4,55513.413.83,86112.914.0+694
25 - 54 years18,69354.965.717,17957.266.6+1,514
55 - 64 years7,80923.015.36,82622.715.0+983
65 years and over2,9578.75.12,1637.24.3+794
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance6,60019.414.45,19117.312.5+1,409
Retail trade3,78311.19.03,78712.69.7-4
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers5,11615.010.63,81012.710.4+1,306
Technicians and trades workers4,93014.511.94,39614.612.7+534
Hours worked
Full time17,38151.158.015,60952.063.1+1,772
Part time15,74646.340.313,69945.634.9+2,047
Bachelor or higher degree6,18318.238.44,61715.432.6+1,566
Advanced diploma or diploma3,64010.711.03,19810.611.2+442
Certificate level11,60534.121.310,22634.022.2+1,379
No qualifications11,47733.727.010,81936.031.1+658
Individual Income
Less than $5005,83817.211.5--------
$500 -$1,99924,23371.264.9--------
$2,000 or more3,51110.322.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1570.54.02290.815.9-72
Walked only1,2113.62.51,1483.83.9+63
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,54810.433.92,8009.332.7+748
Speaks a language other than English at home1,4924.427.19343.126.2+558
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214631.46.1--------

MidCoast Council

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