City of Perth

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

11,251 people or 67.4% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Perth20212016change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)16,702100.0100.012,671100.0100.0+4,031
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,67616.014.31,88814.914.1+788
25 - 54 years11,82270.864.99,21272.766.8+2,610
55 - 64 years1,5439.215.71,1038.714.9+440
65 years and over6533.95.14713.74.2+182
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services2,41414.56.91,77314.06.4+641
Accommodation and food services2,16212.96.51,71913.66.4+443
Health care and social assistance2,08012.513.61,32610.511.7+754
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers2,09212.511.81,40111.110.6+691
Hours worked
Full time10,75364.460.28,41966.461.8+2,334
Part time5,69234.138.23,99931.636.5+1,693
Bachelor or higher degree9,53357.131.26,98555.127.5+2,548
Advanced diploma or diploma1,71810.310.91,32810.510.8+390
Certificate level1,92211.525.21,35010.725.1+572
No qualifications3,13418.830.22,64220.933.7+492
Individual Income
Less than $5002,09312.513.5--------
$500 -$1,9999,47956.862.4--------
$2,000 or more5,00930.023.1--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3,86123.17.43,13024.79.2+731
Walked only2,74316.42.22,60520.62.8+138
Other Characteristics
Born overseas10,17160.939.57,93162.638.8+2,240
Speaks a language other than English at home6,61239.620.04,98939.418.4+1,623
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214,08324.44.9--------

City of Perth

economic profile