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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

19,932 people or 22.9% of Penrith City's local 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Penrith City20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers87,218100.0100.083,451100.0100.0+3,767
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years15,20317.414.016,16019.415.7-957
25 - 54 years58,18166.769.656,79868.169.9+1,383
55 - 64 years12,01413.813.49,43411.312.1+2,580
65 years and over1,8202.13.11,0591.32.3+761
Top three industries--------------
Retail trade9,90111.49.810,17112.210.5-270
Health care and social assistance8,86710.210.97,4378.99.9+1,430
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers16,64519.116.215,95619.116.7+689
Technicians and trades workers13,29815.212.213,27115.912.7+27
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger61,22470.258.656,89568.259.2+4,329
Public transport9,19510.519.78,46010.117.9+735
Walked only1,3931.64.11,6001.94.2-207
Hours worked--------------
Full time58,95067.665.856,66267.966.6+2,288
Part time22,77426.128.321,33125.627.1+1,443
Bachelor or higher degree12,16714.033.29,73611.728.4+2,431
Advanced diploma or diploma7,7658.911.26,3517.610.4+1,414
Certificate level24,15927.718.721,67826.019.0+2,481
No qualifications39,09744.832.440,74348.836.3-1,646
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59922,72426.125.1--------
$600 to $1,24940,50146.439.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 17,43620.021.1--------
$2,000 or more 4,7265.413.2--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English12,35214.231.910,89413.128.3+1,458
Has broadband internet access at home72,45483.184.647,11856.560.4+25,336
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)31,23235.832.029,31335.130.7+1,919

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.