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Noosa Shire Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

7,758 people or 35.2% of Noosa Shire Council area'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
Noosa Shire Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)22,009100.0100.020,743100.0100.0+1,266
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 assistance2,87612.512.42,54311.911.6+333
Accommodation and food services2,68911.77.02,57412.16.8+115
Retail trade2,55211.19.52,73612.810.4-184
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,41015.514.33,15915.214.9+251
Hours worked--------------
Full time11,61252.862.410,97452.963.9+638
Part time10,00845.535.89,37045.233.9+638
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--------------
Public Transport4932.27.03741.87.5+119
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--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.