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Resident workers - Key statistics

199,383 people or 66.6% of the NSROC 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
NSROC Region20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)299,242100.0100.0277,411100.0100.0+21,831
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years35,47511.914.033,76612.214.5+1,709
25 - 54 years204,12768.266.6189,67968.467.7+14,448
55 - 64 years43,28014.515.041,00514.814.4+2,275
65 years and over16,3875.54.312,9714.73.4+3,416
Top three industries--------------
Professional, scientific and technical services47,72515.98.144,97216.27.9+2,753
Health care and social assistance36,07512.112.532,04011.511.6+4,035
Financial and insurance services28,6539.64.927,1419.85.0+1,512
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers40,98113.713.842,12615.215.1-1,145
Hours worked--------------
Full time197,88166.163.1182,81265.964.0+15,069
Part time97,17632.534.990,40732.633.8+6,769
Bachelor or higher degree168,01656.132.6140,36650.627.9+27,650
Advanced diploma or diploma31,36710.511.231,86611.510.5-499
Certificate level31,63910.622.231,91711.522.2-278
No qualifications60,99120.431.163,67823.034.8-2,687
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50042,51714.217.1--------
$500 -$1,749144,04148.160.7--------
$1,750 or more108,84836.420.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport91,29530.515.973,05026.313.7+18,245
Walked only14,4344.83.913,6804.94.1+754
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas140,82147.132.7119,60843.130.0+21,213
Speaks a language other than English at home100,78033.726.277,53027.922.6+23,250
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201625,2668.46.0--------

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