City of Albany

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.1% of the resident workforce of the City of Albany were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western 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 Albany 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 Albany20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons866100.0100.0773100.0100.0+93
Unemployment rate--5.17.8--4.995.3+0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years29033.531.127735.81.8+13
25 - 54 years42148.655.339951.62.6+22
55 - 64 years13415.511.88711.30.4+47
65 years and over263.01.8131.70.1+13
Looking for
Full-time work52560.660.748963.33.0+36
Part-time work33839.039.328937.42.0+49
Bachelor or higher degree859.817.3526.70.7+33
Advanced diploma or diploma617.08.1516.60.3+10
Certificate level25329.223.020025.91.0+53
No qualifications44150.948.442855.42.7+13
Highest level of schooling
Year 1236041.654.626734.52.4+93
Year 1113815.913.213817.90.7--
Under Year 1034640.030.234744.91.7-1
Education institute attending
Not Attending68178.674.663882.53.7+43
Secondary school627.26.2455.80.3+17
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences111.
Information Technology192.21.9192.50.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies637.311.7466.00.4+17
Architecture and Building343.93.7344.40.2--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies343.91.2344.40.1--
Management and Commerce647.410.8466.00.5+18
Society and Culture475.46.2374.80.3+10
Creative Arts182.12.2162.10.1+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services364.23.1273.50.2+9
Mixed Field Programmes60.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home576.624.8729.31.0-15
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016242.812.6--------
Has internet access at home70981.986.958775.93.9+122
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)25929.930.923330.11.5+26

City of Albany

economic profile