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Resident workers - Key statistics

23,019 people or 32.3% of Toowoomba's 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)71,191100.0100.068,825100.0100.0+2,366
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--------------
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
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--------------
Public Transport4800.77.04790.77.5+1
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--------

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