Shellharbour City

Resident workers - Key statistics

7,878 people or 26.6% of Shellharbour City'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shellharbour City2016
Namenumber%. % New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)29,610100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years5,03917.014.0
25 - 54 years19,43965.766.6
55 - 64 years4,40114.915.0
65 years and over7352.54.3
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance4,28914.512.5
Retail trade3,63412.39.7
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers5,19317.512.7
Clerical and administrative workers3,98513.513.8
Hours worked
Full time17,65159.663.1
Part time11,46638.734.9
Bachelor or higher degree4,45615.032.6
Advanced diploma or diploma3,42211.611.2
Certificate level10,31134.822.2
No qualifications10,51735.531.1
Individual Income
Less than $5005,73719.417.1
$500 -$1,74918,93463.960.7
$1,750 or more4,49715.220.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport9123.115.9
Walked only3861.33.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,63015.632.7
Speaks a language other than English at home2,8919.826.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163051.06.0

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