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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

8.7% of the local labour force of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.1% in Queensland.

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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons9,5378.76.17,5887.54.7+1,949
Males5,25655.152.93,92451.750.2+1,332
Females4,28144.947.13,66448.349.8+617
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3,05032.037.22,26029.835.6+790
25 - 54 years5,26755.252.04,29456.654.1+973
55 - 64 years1,18612.49.61,00713.39.5+179
65 years and over340.41.2270.40.8+7
Looking for--------------
Full-time work6,45567.762.24,97165.560.6+1,484
Part-time work3,08232.337.82,61734.539.4+465
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3663.811.02493.38.8+117
Advanced diploma or diploma4134.36.32643.55.8+149
Certificate level2,63227.621.91,47819.517.1+1,154
No qualifications5,70759.856.25,14167.862.4+566
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123,13432.947.92,04326.941.6+1,091
Year 111,03010.810.278110.39.9+249
Under Year 104,68649.133.44,17555.039.7+511
Still attending4775.06.03765.05.6+101
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5998,63090.586.5--------
$600 to $1,2495726.08.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 430.51.9--------
$2,000 or more 170.20.9--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home3573.714.62142.811.6+143
Has broadband internet access at home6,54768.672.32,26029.841.9+4,287
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,19133.530.92,71235.732.4+479

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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