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Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

23,019 people or 32.3% of Toowoomba'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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Toowoomba20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)71,191100.0100.068,825100.0100.0+2,366
Males37,11852.152.036,53953.153.0+579
Females34,07147.948.032,29046.947.0+1,781
Age structure
15 - 24 years11,72716.515.611,95617.416.5-229
25 - 54 years44,03961.965.643,44663.166.4+593
55 - 64 years11,76816.514.810,63415.514.0+1,134
65 years and over3,6615.14.02,7964.13.1+865
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,50014.713.09,37013.611.9+1,130
Education and training7,80611.09.06,8279.97.9+979
Retail trade6,7569.59.97,48310.910.7-727
Top three occupations
Professionals13,27118.619.812,18317.718.9+1,088
Technicians and trades workers10,75715.114.310,57515.414.9+182
Clerical and administrative workers9,50113.313.69,54513.914.7-44
Hours worked
Full time44,67962.862.443,76763.663.9+912
Part time25,33235.635.823,56534.233.9+1,767
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree15,82622.225.112,98918.921.5+2,837
Advanced diploma or diploma7,19310.110.96,0278.89.3+1,166
Certificate level20,50528.826.417,81325.924.8+2,692
No qualifications25,93436.435.029,61843.040.6-3,684
Individual Income
Less than $50012,87918.117.7--------
$500 -$1,74947,13766.263.8--------
$1,750 or more10,10914.217.0--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car53,70375.469.350,57273.567.4+3,131
Public Transport4800.77.04790.77.5+1
Bicycle5210.71.05660.81.1-45
Walked only2,4153.43.32,7173.93.7-302
Other Characteristics
Born overseas9,45313.325.87,88511.523.7+1,568
Speaks a language other than English at home4,7346.612.33,0194.49.6+1,715
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,9502.74.7--------

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