City of Perth

Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Perth 50.8% of the local workers are males and 49.2% are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the City of Perth vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce 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 – 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. the City of Perth currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Perth subscribe to the FULL version of
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Perth2016
Namenumber%. Western Australia
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)140,972100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years13,3329.514.0
25 - 54 years105,90575.166.9
55 - 64 years17,81112.614.9
65 years and over3,9282.84.1
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services24,57617.46.4
Public administration and safety19,16513.66.2
Health care and social assistance15,21310.811.7
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers28,81020.412.9
Hours worked
Full time102,16072.561.9
Part time36,90526.236.3
Bachelor or higher degree73,49152.127.4
Advanced diploma or diploma15,93411.310.8
Certificate level17,87512.725.4
No qualifications30,20021.433.6
Individual Income
Less than $50011,6728.316.8
$500 -$1,74969,53249.356.9
$1,750 or more58,19041.324.9
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport55,26739.29.4
Walked only4,3913.12.8
Other Characteristics
Born overseas65,71446.638.6
Speaks a language other than English at home33,46823.718.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201614,54310.38.2

City of Perth

economic profile