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Noosa Shire Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

7,758 people or 35.2% of the Noosa Shire 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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Noosa Shire Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)22,009100.0100.020,743100.0100.0+1,266
Males11,07250.352.010,54550.853.0+527
Females10,93549.748.010,19949.247.0+736
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,67512.215.62,66212.816.5+13
25 - 54 years13,37060.765.613,31464.266.4+56
55 - 64 years4,58220.814.83,89118.814.0+691
65 years and over1,3776.34.08734.23.1+504
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance2,87613.113.02,54312.311.9+333
Accommodation and food services2,68912.27.32,57412.47.0+115
Retail trade2,55211.69.92,73613.210.7-184
Top three occupations
Professionals4,15018.919.83,80418.318.9+346
Technicians and trades workers3,41015.514.33,15915.214.9+251
Managers2,93813.312.12,77413.412.0+164
Hours worked
Full time11,61252.862.410,97452.963.9+638
Part time10,00845.535.89,37045.233.9+638
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree4,95422.525.13,97219.121.5+982
Advanced diploma or diploma2,80412.710.92,37511.49.3+429
Certificate level6,25728.426.45,51926.624.8+738
No qualifications7,30633.235.07,93738.340.6-631
Individual Income
Less than $5004,79621.817.7--------
$500 -$1,74913,97063.563.8--------
$1,750 or more2,90113.217.0--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car15,02968.369.313,86866.967.4+1,161
Public Transport4932.27.03741.87.5+119
Bicycle1840.81.02191.11.1-35
Walked only6673.03.37143.43.7-47
Other Characteristics
Born overseas5,35824.325.84,91723.723.7+441
Speaks a language other than English at home1,2415.612.39244.59.6+317
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166583.04.7--------

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