Wollongong City

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

35,236 people or 39.9% of Wollongong City'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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Wollongong City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)88,255100.0100.082,852100.0100.0+5,403
Age structure
15 - 24 years14,69616.714.013,76516.614.5+931
25 - 54 years58,02965.866.656,02867.667.7+2,001
55 - 64 years12,91614.615.011,17313.514.4+1,743
65 years and over2,6153.04.31,8852.33.4+730
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance13,07814.812.511,11413.411.6+1,964
Education and training10,39211.88.49,21311.17.9+1,179
Retail trade8,4229.59.78,1339.810.3+289
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers13,04814.812.712,66415.313.2+384
Clerical and administrative workers12,00213.613.811,80314.215.1+199
Hours worked
Full time52,44459.463.149,87760.264.0+2,567
Part time34,33938.934.931,23637.733.8+3,103
Bachelor or higher degree24,92428.232.620,18224.427.9+4,742
Advanced diploma or diploma10,31211.711.28,74910.610.5+1,563
Certificate level24,14527.422.222,34627.022.2+1,799
No qualifications26,59630.131.128,11033.934.8-1,514
Individual Income
Less than $50017,07019.317.1--------
$500 -$1,74952,97160.060.7--------
$1,750 or more16,93819.220.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport6,6327.515.95,6906.913.7+942
Walked only2,6303.03.92,6133.24.1+17
Other Characteristics
Born overseas17,15419.432.716,70820.230.0+446
Speaks a language other than English at home12,91914.626.211,88214.322.6+1,037
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,3982.76.0--------

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