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Gunnedah Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

6.0% of the local labour force of the Gunnedah Shire were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.9% in New South Wales.

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 Gunnedah Shire go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
Gunnedah Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons3326.05.94278.45.9-95
Males15847.653.622252.054.7-64
Females17452.446.420548.045.3-31
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years11233.733.810424.432.8+8
25 - 54 years18355.154.628065.656.7-97
55 - 64 years3711.110.44310.19.7-6
65 years and over00.01.200.00.90
Looking for--------------
Full-time work22567.859.428967.762.9-64
Part-time work10732.240.613832.337.1-31
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree00.016.581.911.7-8
Advanced diploma or diploma154.57.6122.85.9+3
Certificate level6419.318.29221.517.1-28
No qualifications22166.652.829569.158.4-74
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 127923.850.78319.441.6-4
Year 11216.36.7337.77.0-12
Under Year 1020461.434.328065.642.9-76
Still attending175.15.3174.04.40
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59929488.687.2--------
$600 to $1,249175.17.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 51.51.9--------
$2,000 or more 00.01.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home103.031.000.027.6+10
Has broadband internet access at home20160.573.99422.041.5+107
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10230.728.814534.030.2-43

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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