City of Perth

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Perth 50.8% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.2% 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 the City of Perth 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Perth in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Perth20162011change
Namenumber%. Western Australianumber%. Western Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)140,972100.0100.0145,447100.0100.0-4,475
Age structure
15 - 24 years13,3329.514.017,72712.216.2-4,395
25 - 54 years105,90575.166.9106,11673.066.3-211
55 - 64 years17,81112.614.918,34112.614.4-530
65 years and over3,9282.84.13,2702.23.2+658
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services24,57617.46.429,79320.57.2-5,217
Public administration and safety19,16513.66.219,27613.36.2-111
Health care and social assistance15,21310.811.715,85210.910.3-639
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers28,81020.412.933,73423.214.3-4,924
Hours worked
Full time102,16072.561.9107,54573.963.1-5,385
Part time36,90526.236.335,77824.633.5+1,127
Bachelor or higher degree73,49152.127.469,14347.523.2+4,348
Advanced diploma or diploma15,93411.310.817,05411.79.8-1,120
Certificate level17,87512.725.418,17812.524.2-303
No qualifications30,20021.433.636,43325.038.8-6,233
Individual Income
Less than $50011,6728.316.8--00--
$500 -$1,74969,53249.356.9--00--
$1,750 or more58,19041.324.9--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport55,26739.29.456,30838.79.5-1,041
Walked only4,3913.12.84,6983.23.3-307
Other Characteristics
Born overseas65,71446.638.664,81844.635.5+896
Speaks a language other than English at home33,46823.718.329,39020.214.5+4,078
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201614,54310.38.2--00--

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