Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

4,747 people or 26.4% of Whitsunday'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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)17,965100.0100.015,683100.0100.0+2,282
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,65914.815.52,24414.315.6+415
25 - 54 years11,23962.664.510,13964.665.6+1,100
55 - 64 years2,99716.715.32,55416.314.8+443
65 years and over1,0565.94.77444.74.0+312
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services3,09517.27.22,48115.87.3+614
Retail trade1,5298.59.31,5039.69.9+26
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers3,00916.713.72,65216.914.3+357
Hours worked
Full time11,19762.359.010,32165.862.4+876
Part time6,36835.439.25,01732.035.8+1,351
Bachelor or higher degree2,91216.229.42,09213.325.1+820
Advanced diploma or diploma1,83510.211.31,61410.310.9+221
Certificate level5,98033.326.55,20233.226.4+778
No qualifications6,72837.530.66,16839.335.0+560
Individual Income
Less than $5002,24712.513.1--------
$500 -$1,99912,79871.268.1--------
$2,000 or more2,65314.817.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport7344.14.15513.57.0+183
Walked only1,4698.22.61,5419.83.3-72
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,02222.427.83,30621.125.8+716
Speaks a language other than English at home1,7519.714.41,3438.612.3+408
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,1806.64.4--------

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