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Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Sydney 52.9% of the local workers are males and 47.1% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the City of Sydney vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Sydney20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)395,338100.0100.0357,768100.0100.0+37,570
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years43,36311.014.448,37513.515.4-5,012
25 - 54 years305,00477.267.8270,91475.769.2+34,090
55 - 64 years38,9639.914.532,8789.212.9+6,085
65 years and over8,0082.03.45,6011.62.6+2,407
Top three industries--------------
Financial and insurance services77,94019.75.269,44919.45.2+8,491
Professional, scientific and technical services73,55918.68.061,21817.17.5+12,341
Public administration and safety30,9887.86.029,7638.36.0+1,225
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers79,75820.215.279,05522.115.7+703
Hours worked--------------
Full time305,26377.264.6278,98878.065.5+26,275
Part time86,98022.034.074,05120.732.6+12,929
Bachelor or higher degree208,37252.728.2164,32545.924.4+44,047
Advanced diploma or diploma47,12511.910.641,19611.59.8+5,929
Certificate level41,91210.622.342,91812.021.9-1,006
No qualifications90,87523.034.693,08826.038.3-2,213
Individual Income--------------
$600 -$1249129,72232.839.8--------
$1250 or more212,59953.831.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport216,33254.713.8188,70052.712.4+27,632
Walked only27,0846.94.121,8416.14.5+5,243
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas175,62144.429.9146,64641.027.6+28,975
Speaks a language other than English at home127,11932.222.4103,89529.019.5+23,224
Arrived between 2006 and 201140,48510.25.3--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.