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Canberra Region

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

4.5% of the local labour force of the Canberra Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.9% in NSW.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Canberra Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
Canberra Region20112006Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons4,5114.55.94,7775.25.9-266
Males2,58757.353.62,70656.654.7-119
Females1,92442.746.42,07143.445.3-147
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,36030.133.81,38629.032.8-26
25 - 54 years2,38752.954.62,73457.256.7-347
55 - 64 years67314.910.458012.19.7+93
65 years and over912.01.2771.60.9+14
Looking for--------------
Full-time work2,78561.759.43,14365.862.9-358
Part-time work1,72638.340.61,63434.237.1+92
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3798.416.52946.211.7+85
Advanced diploma or diploma2465.57.62194.65.9+27
Certificate level1,06023.518.298020.517.1+80
No qualifications2,56456.852.82,92961.358.4-365
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 121,49133.150.71,40129.341.6+90
Year 114429.86.73928.27.0+50
Under Year 102,19148.634.32,66355.742.9-472
Still attending2996.65.32054.34.4+94
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5993,96988.087.2--------
$600 to $1,2493397.57.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 671.51.9--------
$2,000 or more 120.31.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home2696.031.02304.827.6+39
Has broadband internet access at home2,92864.973.91,31227.541.5+1,616
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,38730.728.81,54032.230.2-153

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

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