Rockhampton Regional Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,908 people or 26.0% of Rockhampton Regional 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
Rockhampton Regional Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)34,315100.0100.035,103100.0100.0-788
Age structure
15 - 24 years5,97717.415.66,84719.516.5-870
25 - 54 years21,97664.065.622,51364.166.4-537
55 - 64 years5,17215.114.84,80013.714.0+372
65 years and over1,1993.54.09442.73.1+255
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance5,19315.113.04,86113.811.9+332
Retail trade3,64110.69.93,89911.110.7-258
Education and training3,3489.89.03,0348.67.9+314
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers5,65816.514.36,02817.214.9-370
Clerical and administrative workers4,51013.113.64,99614.214.7-486
Hours worked
Full time21,83463.662.423,29166.463.9-1,457
Part time11,90634.735.810,88631.033.9+1,020
Bachelor or higher degree6,11417.825.15,54915.821.5+565
Advanced diploma or diploma2,7948.110.92,4046.89.3+390
Certificate level10,25429.926.49,25226.424.8+1,002
No qualifications14,25041.535.016,59747.340.6-2,347
Individual Income
Less than $5006,00017.517.7--------
$500 -$1,74922,40465.363.8--------
$1,750 or more5,43015.817.0--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport5821.77.07172.07.5-135
Walked only1,0183.03.31,2153.53.7-197
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,30912.625.83,89911.123.7+410
Speaks a language other than English at home2,5307.412.31,9795.69.6+551
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,0012.94.7--------

Rockhampton Regional Council

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