Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

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SSROC region

Resident workers - Key statistics

450,408 people or 55.8% of the SSROC region'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
SSROC region2016
Namenumber%. % New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)807,692100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years103,01412.814.0
25 - 54 years575,96071.366.6
55 - 64 years99,02412.315.0
65 years and over29,7193.74.3
Top three industries
Professional, scientific and technical services92,30111.48.1
Health care and social assistance86,96510.812.5
Retail trade69,9368.79.7
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers112,90114.013.8
Hours worked
Full time528,55965.463.1
Part time263,48932.634.9
Bachelor or higher degree357,55144.332.6
Advanced diploma or diploma92,85711.511.2
Certificate level121,11815.022.2
No qualifications213,81426.531.1
Individual Income
Less than $500121,34315.017.1
$500 -$1,749464,48657.560.7
$1,750 or more210,17826.020.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport233,16228.915.9
Walked only54,3576.73.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas362,35144.932.7
Speaks a language other than English at home312,25638.726.2
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201686,98610.86.0

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

economic profile