Penrith City

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Penrith City 50.7% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.3% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Penrith City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Penrith City20212016change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)78,347100.0100.068,597100.0100.0+9,750
Age structure
15 - 24 years13,18216.813.811,70917.114.0+1,473
25 - 54 years50,05763.965.843,74663.866.6+6,311
55 - 64 years11,87715.215.310,64615.515.0+1,231
65 years and over3,2354.15.12,5033.64.3+732
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance12,82916.414.49,76714.212.5+3,062
Retail trade8,71011.19.08,03411.79.7+676
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers10,84013.813.09,93714.513.8+903
Technicians and trades workers9,51112.111.88,72912.712.7+782
Hours worked
Full time43,04254.958.042,86262.563.1+180
Part time33,88043.240.324,34935.534.9+9,531
Bachelor or higher degree21,19827.138.415,76923.032.6+5,429
Advanced diploma or diploma8,37810.711.07,01510.211.1+1,363
Certificate level19,59425.021.217,34125.322.2+2,253
No qualifications27,39835.027.026,52138.731.1+877
Individual Income
Less than $5009,43212.011.5--00--
$500 -$1,99956,58872.264.9--00--
$2,000 or more11,58914.822.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,7222.24.02,9904.416.0-1,268
Walked only1,0981.42.51,2401.83.9-142
Other Characteristics
Born overseas23,86230.534.118,76827.432.8+5,094
Speaks a language other than English at home19,28224.627.214,40921.026.4+4,873
Arrived between 2016 and August 20212,9813.86.2--00--

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