City of Rockingham

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

14,206 people or 25.9% of the City of Rockingham'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
City of Rockingham20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)54,838100.0100.048,099100.0100.0+6,739
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,11616.614.19,04618.816.2+70
25 - 54 years37,38868.266.832,53167.666.2+4,857
55 - 64 years7,05112.914.95,56911.614.4+1,482
65 years and over1,2772.34.29492.03.2+328
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance6,10111.111.74,7769.910.4+1,325
Retail trade5,77510.59.55,28111.010.1+494
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers11,21520.516.210,22821.316.7+987
Community and personal service workers7,08512.910.65,71111.99.4+1,374
Hours worked
Full time34,57163.061.831,04064.563.7+3,531
Part time19,38135.336.515,99933.334.2+3,382
Bachelor or higher degree8,04314.727.55,62511.723.3+2,418
Advanced diploma or diploma6,16311.210.84,6669.79.8+1,497
Certificate level18,58033.925.115,22531.724.0+3,355
No qualifications20,51237.433.720,42342.538.9+89
Individual Income
Less than $5009,37317.116.9--------
$500 -$1,74931,82158.057.2--------
$1,750 or more12,88023.524.5--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport5,0429.29.24,2958.99.4+747
Walked only8501.62.89722.03.3-122
Other Characteristics
Born overseas21,08038.438.817,71036.835.7+3,370
Speaks a language other than English at home4,6158.418.42,8385.914.5+1,777
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,1627.68.2--------

City of Rockingham

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