City of South Perth

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

14,774 people or 64.0% of the City of South Perth'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
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Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)23,079100.0100.020,758100.0100.0+2,321
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,71016.114.33,11915.014.1+591
25 - 54 years14,38162.364.913,31864.266.8+1,063
55 - 64 years3,45715.015.73,19015.414.9+267
65 years and over1,5436.75.11,1255.44.2+418
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance3,38514.713.62,69713.011.7+688
Professional, scientific and technical services2,95612.86.92,41211.66.4+544
Education and training2,53611.08.82,30711.18.7+229
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers2,70911.712.12,72813.113.0-19
Hours worked
Full time13,86560.160.212,79261.661.8+1,073
Part time8,96138.838.27,67237.036.5+1,289
Bachelor or higher degree12,54354.331.210,41950.227.5+2,124
Advanced diploma or diploma2,2319.710.92,11910.210.8+112
Certificate level2,95012.825.22,78213.425.1+168
No qualifications4,88021.130.24,93823.833.7-58
Individual Income
Less than $5002,96812.913.5--------
$500 -$1,99912,60654.662.4--------
$2,000 or more7,36631.923.1--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport2,49710.87.42,64512.79.2-148
Walked only3811.72.25142.52.8-133
Other Characteristics
Born overseas9,12639.539.58,54841.238.8+578
Speaks a language other than English at home4,89521.220.04,47021.518.4+425
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,4556.34.9--------

City of South Perth

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