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Parkes Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,417 people or 24.3% of Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)5,842100.0100.06,030100.0100.0-188
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years89215.314.092515.314.5-33
25 - 54 years3,50360.066.63,81463.367.7-311
55 - 64 years1,07118.315.094215.614.4+129
65 years and over3846.64.33495.83.4+35
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance71412.212.568211.311.6+32
Agriculture, forestry and fishing69711.92.168011.32.2+17
Retail trade60810.49.769911.610.3-91
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers85714.712.788514.713.2-28
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,64462.463.13,84363.764.0-199
Part time2,06835.434.92,04433.933.8+24
Bachelor or higher degree90415.532.677212.827.9+132
Advanced diploma or diploma5138.811.24297.110.5+84
Certificate level2,03134.822.21,88631.322.2+145
No qualifications2,17537.231.12,63743.734.8-462
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,24921.417.1--------
$500 -$1,7493,66062.660.7--------
$1,750 or more83514.320.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport280.515.9751.213.7-47
Walked only3295.63.93756.24.1-46
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3756.432.73525.830.0+23
Speaks a language other than English at home1963.426.21472.422.6+49
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016671.16.0--------

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