Rockhampton Regional Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

10,549 people or 28.5% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Rockhampton Regional Council area20212016change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)36,979100.0100.034,315100.0100.0+2,664
Age structure
15 - 24 years6,37917.315.55,97717.415.6+402
25 - 54 years23,05962.464.521,97664.065.6+1,083
55 - 64 years5,93916.115.35,17215.114.8+767
65 years and over1,5874.34.71,1993.54.0+388
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance6,67018.015.45,19315.113.0+1,477
Education and training3,6509.98.83,3489.89.0+302
Retail trade3,5759.79.33,64110.69.9-66
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers5,77215.613.75,65816.514.3+114
Community and personal service workers5,31614.412.34,24612.411.3+1,070
Hours worked
Full time22,93662.059.021,83463.662.4+1,102
Part time13,29536.039.211,90634.735.8+1,389
Bachelor or higher degree7,35719.929.46,11417.825.1+1,243
Advanced diploma or diploma3,1928.611.32,7948.110.9+398
Certificate level11,71631.726.510,25429.926.4+1,462
No qualifications13,94837.730.614,25041.535.0-302
Individual Income
Less than $5004,68112.713.1--------
$500 -$1,99925,90070.068.1--------
$2,000 or more6,02316.317.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4731.34.15821.77.0-109
Walked only8972.42.61,0183.03.3-121
Other Characteristics
Born overseas5,12813.927.84,30912.625.8+819
Speaks a language other than English at home3,1998.714.42,5307.412.3+669
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,0862.94.4--------

Rockhampton Regional Council

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