City of Perth

Resident workers - Key statistics

8,313 people or 65.6% of the City of Perth's 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Perth2016
Namenumber%. % Western Australia
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)12,671100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,88814.914.1
25 - 54 years9,21272.766.8
55 - 64 years1,1038.714.9
65 years and over4713.74.2
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services1,77314.06.4
Accommodation and food services1,71913.66.4
Health care and social assistance1,32610.511.7
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers1,41311.213.0
Hours worked
Full time8,41966.461.8
Part time3,99931.636.5
Bachelor or higher degree6,98555.127.5
Advanced diploma or diploma1,32810.510.8
Certificate level1,35010.725.1
No qualifications2,64220.933.7
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 Transport3,13024.79.2
Walked only2,60520.62.8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas7,93162.638.8
Speaks a language other than English at home4,98939.418.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,77929.88.2

City of Perth

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