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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

42,171 people or 48.3% of The Hills Shire's local 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
The Hills Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers87,343100.0100.084,095100.0100.0+3,248
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years12,88514.814.513,61516.215.8-730
25 - 54 years56,58664.867.755,38165.968.9+1,205
55 - 64 years14,31516.414.412,90815.312.7+1,407
65 years and over3,5574.13.42,1912.62.6+1,366
Top three industries--------------
Retail trade9,55010.910.39,72911.611.1-179
Health care and social assistance9,54810.911.68,48910.110.5+1,059
Professional, scientific and technical services8,78610.17.98,0079.57.3+779
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers15,16517.415.114,91817.7--+247
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger59,33567.962.958,34069.462.3+995
Public transport11,03712.613.67,9269.412.3+3,111
Walked only1,1701.34.11,2631.54.4-93
Hours worked--------------
Full time56,77665.064.055,27065.764.6+1,506
Part time25,98929.829.924,21528.829.0+1,774
Bachelor or higher degree31,21635.727.925,35630.223.9+5,860
Advanced diploma or diploma10,95512.510.510,16512.19.6+790
Certificate level15,92718.222.216,38319.521.8-456
No qualifications25,65729.434.827,56432.838.8-1,907
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59921,49324.627.9--------
$600 to $1,24929,17033.439.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 20,49223.519.8--------
$2,000 or more 14,96117.111.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English25,50629.222.620,48524.420.0+5,021
Has broadband internet access at home78,66790.182.459,69571.053.5+18,972
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)31,65136.233.528,83934.332.6+2,812

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