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Northern Beaches Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

69,606 people or 53.7% of the Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)129,682100.0100.0121,636100.0100.0+8,046
Males66,84351.552.663,87552.553.4+2,968
Females62,84348.547.457,75447.546.6+5,089
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years15,86612.214.014,71512.114.5+1,151
25 - 54 years87,37167.466.683,91269.067.7+3,459
55 - 64 years19,47515.015.017,56114.414.4+1,914
65 years and over6,9675.44.35,4454.53.4+1,522
Top three industries--------------
Professional, scientific and technical services17,11413.28.116,00513.27.9+1,109
Health care and social assistance13,92210.712.512,23710.111.6+1,685
Retail trade11,8209.19.711,7399.710.3+81
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals37,08528.623.634,20728.122.7+2,878
Managers24,08018.613.521,07517.313.3+3,005
Clerical and administrative workers17,48213.513.818,19115.015.1-709
Hours worked--------------
Full time81,27962.763.176,83963.264.0+4,440
Part time46,49035.834.942,71235.133.8+3,778
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree52,39040.432.643,16435.527.9+9,226
Advanced diploma or diploma17,21613.311.216,52513.610.5+691
Certificate level23,92718.522.222,87718.822.2+1,050
No qualifications32,57925.131.133,66327.734.8-1,084
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50019,45515.017.1--------
$500 -$1,74967,95552.460.7--------
$1,750 or more40,26431.020.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car75,16658.062.171,92759.162.6+3,239
Public Transport22,95117.715.919,31715.913.7+3,634
Bicycle1,3081.00.71,1691.00.7+139
Walked only4,3763.43.94,1773.44.1+199
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas46,14635.632.741,14533.830.0+5,001
Speaks a language other than English at home21,02416.226.217,02614.022.6+3,998
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20168,2406.46.0--------

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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