Tamworth Regional Council

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,888 people or 31.0% of Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)28,644100.0100.025,999100.0100.0+2,645
Age structure
15 - 24 years4,39915.413.83,75514.414.0+644
25 - 54 years17,52261.265.716,17062.266.6+1,352
55 - 64 years4,84216.915.34,56817.615.0+274
65 years and over1,8886.65.11,5015.84.3+387
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance4,88717.114.43,90015.012.5+987
Retail trade2,85910.09.02,87911.19.7-20
Education and training2,7449.68.72,3309.08.4+414
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers4,00014.011.93,74114.412.7+259
Hours worked
Full time18,01762.958.016,52963.663.1+1,488
Part time10,14035.440.38,94134.434.9+1,199
Bachelor or higher degree6,01921.038.44,70318.132.6+1,316
Advanced diploma or diploma2,86910.011.02,71110.411.2+158
Certificate level9,04031.621.38,15031.322.2+890
No qualifications9,99034.927.09,49036.531.1+500
Individual Income
Less than $5003,94513.811.5--------
$500 -$1,99920,76572.564.9--------
$2,000 or more3,65912.822.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1160.44.01580.615.9-42
Walked only7172.52.58863.43.9-169
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,24811.333.92,2628.732.7+986
Speaks a language other than English at home2,2467.827.11,3015.026.2+945
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,1364.06.1--------

Tamworth Regional Council

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