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Resident workers - Key statistics

12,538 people or 60.4% of the City of South Perth'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
City of South Perth20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)20,758100.0100.021,333100.0100.0-575
Males10,76451.953.511,24652.754.7-482
Females9,99348.146.510,08147.345.3-88
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3,11915.014.13,78817.816.2-669
25 - 54 years13,31864.266.813,45263.166.2-134
55 - 64 years3,19015.414.93,30915.514.4-119
65 years and over1,1255.44.27833.73.2+342
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance2,69713.011.72,46011.510.4+237
Professional, scientific and technical services2,41211.66.43,01414.17.2-602
Education and training2,30711.18.72,13910.08.0+168
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals7,27335.020.57,29534.219.9-22
Managers3,20415.412.03,13614.712.2+68
Clerical and administrative workers2,72813.113.03,20915.014.4-481
Hours worked--------------
Full time12,79261.661.813,67064.163.7-878
Part time7,67237.036.57,37034.534.2+302
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree10,41950.227.59,49544.523.3+924
Advanced diploma or diploma2,11910.210.82,23710.59.8-118
Certificate level2,78213.425.12,86913.424.0-87
No qualifications4,93823.833.76,02528.238.9-1,087
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,27315.816.9--------
$500 -$1,74910,37950.057.2--------
$1,750 or more6,85533.024.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car13,47464.968.213,42062.966.2+54
Public Transport2,64512.79.22,92913.79.4-284
Bicycle5192.51.05062.41.1+13
Walked only5142.52.85612.63.3-47
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas8,54841.238.88,66340.635.7-115
Speaks a language other than English at home4,47021.518.44,28120.114.5+189
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,15710.48.2--------

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

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