City of Perth

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,313 people or 65.6% of the City of Perth'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
City of Perth20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)12,671100.0100.010,648100.0100.0+2,023
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,88814.914.11,70216.016.2+186
25 - 54 years9,21272.766.87,46070.166.2+1,752
55 - 64 years1,1038.714.91,12610.614.4-23
65 years and over4713.74.23493.33.2+122
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services1,77314.06.42,00518.87.2-232
Accommodation and food services1,71913.66.41,0469.85.9+673
Health care and social assistance1,32610.511.79859.310.4+341
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers1,41311.213.01,36312.814.4+50
Hours worked
Full time8,41966.461.87,64171.863.7+778
Part time3,99931.636.52,86826.934.2+1,131
Bachelor or higher degree6,98555.127.55,65653.123.3+1,329
Advanced diploma or diploma1,32810.510.81,0519.99.8+277
Certificate level1,35010.725.11,18111.124.0+169
No qualifications2,64220.933.72,39022.438.9+252
Individual Income
Less than $5002,00815.816.9--------
$500 -$1,7496,29249.757.2--------
$1,750 or more4,23133.424.5--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3,13024.79.22,41022.69.4+720
Walked only2,60520.62.82,39722.53.3+208
Other Characteristics
Born overseas7,93162.638.86,39160.035.7+1,540
Speaks a language other than English at home4,98939.418.43,54233.314.5+1,447
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,77929.88.2--------

City of Perth

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