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Macarthur Region

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

6.0% of the local labour force of the Macarthur Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.7% in Greater Sydney.

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 Macarthur Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
Macarthur Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons7,3496.05.77,0056.15.3+344
Males3,71250.552.83,47349.654.2+239
Females3,63749.547.23,53250.445.8+105
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,92939.933.12,67838.232.3+251
25 - 54 years3,65649.755.63,71753.156.9-61
55 - 64 years7149.710.05828.39.4+132
65 years and over500.71.2280.41.4+22
Looking for--------------
Full-time work4,66263.458.24,64866.461.1+14
Part-time work2,68736.641.82,35733.638.9+330
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5737.821.44045.816.0+169
Advanced diploma or diploma4756.58.83164.56.9+159
Certificate level1,45519.815.11,19517.114.6+260
No qualifications4,42060.149.94,52264.655.1-102
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123,01641.059.92,31733.150.5+699
Year 116058.25.55257.56.1+80
Under Year 103,03341.326.43,48649.833.8-453
Still attending4706.44.83434.94.4+127
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5996,46888.085.9--------
$600 to $1,2495086.97.3--------
$1,250 to $1,999 811.12.3--------
$2,000 or more 490.72.0--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home1,72623.544.71,57622.543.3+150
Has broadband internet access at home5,59076.178.72,95942.249.4+2,631
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,39832.627.72,43234.728.2-34

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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