City of Swan

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

18,512 people or 29.5% of the City of Swan'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 Swan20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)62,700100.0100.052,610100.0100.0+10,090
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,62115.314.19,05017.216.2+571
25 - 54 years42,83168.366.835,58567.666.2+7,246
55 - 64 years8,36713.314.96,66212.714.4+1,705
65 years and over1,8763.04.21,3102.53.2+566
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance6,96011.111.74,9089.310.4+2,052
Retail trade6,82310.99.56,06111.510.1+762
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers10,98717.516.29,51218.116.7+1,475
Clerical and administrative workers9,26614.813.08,58816.314.4+678
Hours worked
Full time39,81863.561.834,21465.063.7+5,604
Part time21,73434.736.517,13232.634.2+4,602
Bachelor or higher degree11,47518.327.57,32513.923.3+4,150
Advanced diploma or diploma7,03711.210.84,9049.39.8+2,133
Certificate level17,81928.425.114,06526.724.0+3,754
No qualifications24,53439.133.723,93245.538.9+602
Individual Income
Less than $50010,46116.716.9--------
$500 -$1,74940,15064.057.2--------
$1,750 or more11,12517.724.5--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4,3977.09.23,5846.89.4+813
Walked only9831.62.89361.83.3+47
Other Characteristics
Born overseas25,08040.038.818,77635.735.7+6,304
Speaks a language other than English at home13,22421.118.47,90315.014.5+5,321
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,1106.68.2--------

City of Swan

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