Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

9,473 people or 31.9% of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area'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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)29,652100.0100.027,622100.0100.0+2,030
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,90613.214.03,75613.614.5+150
25 - 54 years18,31061.766.617,87864.767.7+432
55 - 64 years5,87319.815.04,85517.614.4+1,018
65 years and over1,5625.34.31,1314.13.4+431
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance5,19217.512.54,40916.011.6+783
Retail trade3,42411.59.73,71713.510.3-293
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers4,37614.812.74,10014.813.2+276
Clerical and administrative workers3,91513.213.84,02714.615.1-112
Hours worked
Full time16,65056.263.115,50556.164.0+1,145
Part time12,43841.934.911,58341.933.8+855
Bachelor or higher degree6,01620.332.64,69917.027.9+1,317
Advanced diploma or diploma3,45711.711.22,82210.210.5+635
Certificate level9,68232.722.28,70231.522.2+980
No qualifications9,57732.331.110,08736.534.8-510
Individual Income
Less than $5006,14320.717.1--------
$500 -$1,74919,14764.660.7--------
$1,750 or more3,83612.920.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1780.615.91850.713.7-7
Walked only9053.13.99983.64.1-93
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,51611.932.73,03311.030.0+483
Speaks a language other than English at home1,1123.826.27152.622.6+397
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164071.46.0--------

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

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