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Characteristics of the unemployed

12.0% of the resident workforce of the City of Adelaide were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.5% in South Australia.

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 City of Adelaide go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed
City of Adelaide20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons1,260100.0100.0914100.0100.0+346
Males66452.756.548953.552.9+175
Females59947.543.542846.847.1+171
Unemployment rate--12.07.5--9.194.3+2.8%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years56244.634.348953.52.2+73
25 - 54 years60247.852.938442.03.3+218
55 - 64 years836.611.6353.80.6+48
65 years and over121.01.391.00.1+3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work51941.258.635438.73.7+165
Part-time work73858.641.455760.92.4+181
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree46637.015.627830.40.8+188
Advanced diploma or diploma1018.06.5829.00.3+19
Certificate level1199.423.0727.91.3+47
No qualifications54042.951.745249.53.5+88
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 121,04582.950.777484.72.7+271
Year 111058.320.3647.01.3+41
Under Year 10876.926.4616.71.9+26
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending55444.070.736539.94.4+189
University57845.911.245649.90.6+122
TAFE695.56.6566.10.4+13
Other322.52.2141.50.1+18
Secondary school191.58.191.00.4+10
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences463.71.8222.40.1+24
Information Technology352.82.1252.70.1+10
Engineering and Related Technologies816.48.2424.60.4+39
Architecture and Building342.72.670.80.2+27
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies70.61.391.00.1-2
Health554.43.3262.80.2+29
Education141.11.9141.50.10
Management and Commerce20716.410.415016.40.6+57
Society and Culture1219.67.6586.30.4+63
Creative Arts453.62.2414.50.1+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services282.23.6242.60.2+4
Mixed Field Programmes60.50.230.30.0+3
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home68054.024.148152.61.2+199
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201656344.710.8--------
Has internet access at home80463.885.365071.14.8+154
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)14011.128.0808.81.7+60

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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