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Resident workers - Key statistics

80,533 people or 68.7% of the City of Sydney's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local labour force includes 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 Sydney20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)117,250100.0100.096,797100.0100.0+20,453
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years14,58712.414.012,34012.714.5+2,247
25 - 54 years90,90277.566.674,94877.467.7+15,954
55 - 64 years8,7137.415.07,4607.714.4+1,253
65 years and over3,0602.64.32,0472.13.4+1,013
Top three industries--------------
Professional, scientific and technical services19,48716.68.116,21916.87.9+3,268
Accommodation and food services14,16612.17.19,69210.06.7+4,474
Financial and insurance services10,2968.84.99,77010.15.0+526
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers13,02811.113.812,66313.115.1+365
Hours worked--------------
Full time81,44869.563.169,96472.364.0+11,484
Part time33,83728.934.925,49326.333.8+8,344
Bachelor or higher degree68,25858.232.652,59654.327.9+15,662
Advanced diploma or diploma12,27510.511.210,63611.010.5+1,639
Certificate level10,3118.822.29,3489.722.2+963
No qualifications23,62620.231.121,25922.034.8+2,367
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50015,70513.417.1--------
$500 -$1,74961,46052.460.7--------
$1,750 or more38,69933.020.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport41,67635.515.929,54430.513.7+12,132
Walked only28,12024.03.924,49325.34.1+3,627
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas61,95452.832.746,41047.930.0+15,544
Speaks a language other than English at home40,59934.626.227,84128.822.6+12,758
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201625,03321.46.0--------

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