City of Adelaide

Characteristics of the unemployed

12.0% of the resident workforce of the City of Adelaide were unemployed in 2016, 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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Adelaide20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,260100.0100.0914100.0100.0+346
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
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
Secondary school191.
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
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.
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

City of Adelaide

economic profile