Penrith City

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

26,704 people or 28.2% of Penrith City'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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Penrith City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)94,858100.0100.087,226100.0100.0+7,632
Age structure
15 - 24 years15,95516.814.015,20617.414.5+749
25 - 54 years62,41865.866.658,19366.767.7+4,225
55 - 64 years13,55914.315.012,01713.814.4+1,542
65 years and over2,9203.14.31,8142.13.4+1,106
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,38410.912.58,86510.211.6+1,519
Retail trade10,01210.69.79,90011.410.3+112
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers16,84317.813.816,64819.115.1+195
Technicians and trades workers14,05214.812.713,29915.213.2+753
Hours worked
Full time64,24467.763.158,95267.664.0+5,292
Part time28,75930.334.926,12029.933.8+2,639
Bachelor or higher degree16,70517.632.612,16413.927.9+4,541
Advanced diploma or diploma9,99910.511.27,7678.910.5+2,232
Certificate level27,25828.722.224,16027.722.2+3,098
No qualifications38,26140.331.139,09344.834.8-832
Individual Income
Less than $50014,45515.217.1--------
$500 -$1,74964,93768.560.7--------
$1,750 or more13,81314.620.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport10,74611.315.99,29210.713.7+1,454
Walked only1,3081.43.91,3941.64.1-86
Other Characteristics
Born overseas22,96524.232.720,26223.230.0+2,703
Speaks a language other than English at home16,19117.126.212,35214.222.6+3,839
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,4042.56.0--------

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