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Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

3.5% of the local labour force of the SHOROC Region 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 SHOROC Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
SHOROC Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons4,9683.55.93,6002.75.9+1,368
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,34127.033.81,02628.532.8+315
25 - 54 years2,79856.354.62,02656.356.7+772
55 - 64 years67613.610.441711.69.7+259
65 years and over1533.11.21313.60.9+22
Looking for--------------
Full-time work2,60652.559.41,94153.962.9+665
Part-time work2,36247.540.61,65946.137.1+703
Bachelor or higher degree1,42428.716.584423.411.7+580
Advanced diploma or diploma61812.47.639110.95.9+227
Certificate level72914.718.254315.117.1+186
No qualifications1,99040.152.81,56343.458.4+427
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123,27966.050.72,21261.441.6+1,067
Year 112384.86.72156.07.0+23
Under Year 1098019.734.379822.242.9+182
Still attending3507.05.32527.04.4+98
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5993,65773.687.2--------
$600 to $1,24955511.27.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2815.71.9--------
$2,000 or more 3507.01.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home90318.231.071019.727.6+193
Has broadband internet access at home4,09182.373.92,32264.541.5+1,769
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,57831.828.81,05129.230.2+527

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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