City of Parramatta

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

64,346 people or 60.4% of the City of Parramatta'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Parramatta20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)106,590100.0100.092,421100.0100.0+14,169
Age structure
15 - 24 years12,08811.314.011,80212.814.5+286
25 - 54 years78,27473.466.666,44471.967.7+11,830
55 - 64 years12,79212.015.011,48112.414.4+1,311
65 years and over3,4343.24.32,6882.93.4+746
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance13,34012.512.511,21612.111.6+2,124
Professional, scientific and technical services12,19911.48.19,1319.97.9+3,068
Retail trade9,6389.09.79,0219.810.3+617
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers16,42915.413.815,95717.315.1+472
Hours worked
Full time72,07767.663.162,49367.664.0+9,584
Part time32,59030.634.928,12230.433.8+4,468
Bachelor or higher degree52,68449.432.638,83842.027.9+13,846
Advanced diploma or diploma11,66210.911.210,75411.610.5+908
Certificate level14,13113.322.213,84715.022.2+284
No qualifications25,22223.731.125,32927.434.8-107
Individual Income
Less than $50016,18915.217.1--------
$500 -$1,74965,20061.260.7--------
$1,750 or more23,96122.520.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport29,34527.515.921,41123.213.7+7,934
Walked only3,7603.53.93,3733.64.1+387
Other Characteristics
Born overseas63,78059.832.749,27053.330.0+14,510
Speaks a language other than English at home59,45355.826.244,19347.822.6+15,260
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201614,44613.66.0--------

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