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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Resident workers - Key statistics

5,847 people or 20.2% of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region'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.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)28,879100.0100.028,813100.0100.0+66
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4,03914.014.14,06114.115.4-22
25 - 54 years17,17759.564.518,08862.865.7-911
55 - 64 years5,75119.916.85,22818.115.6+523
65 years and over1,9166.64.61,4415.03.3+475
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing5,44918.94.05,47219.03.9-23
Health care and social assistance3,35011.614.83,32611.513.6+24
Retail trade3,06910.610.73,10410.811.2-35
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,65412.713.43,65112.714.1+3
Hours worked--------------
Full time17,07059.158.317,19159.760.2-121
Part time11,23138.940.110,92937.937.9+302
Bachelor or higher degree3,29811.425.92,8109.822.1+488
Advanced diploma or diploma2,5498.810.62,0617.29.4+488
Certificate level8,53529.625.17,53426.123.6+1,001
No qualifications13,40446.435.715,12252.541.0-1,718
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5006,52422.619.3--------
$500 -$1,74919,66968.164.6--------
$1,750 or more2,1867.614.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1610.67.01510.56.7+10
Walked only1,3734.82.81,6055.63.2-232
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,61812.523.23,23511.222.0+383
Speaks a language other than English at home2,5598.915.42,0297.013.1+530
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20169153.23.8--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).