Armidale Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.7% of the resident workforce of Armidale Regional Council were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% 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 Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,033100.0100.0953100.0100.0+80
Unemployment rate--7.76.3--7.294.1+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years46244.733.143745.92.1+25
25 - 54 years45544.052.944146.33.4+14
55 - 64 years1029.912.3768.00.7+26
65 years and over90.91.8131.40.1-4
Looking for
Full-time work50248.655.045647.83.7+46
Part-time work52550.845.049652.02.5+29
Bachelor or higher degree17016.520.414114.81.0+29
Advanced diploma or diploma444.38.2424.40.5+2
Certificate level21821.118.417117.91.1+47
No qualifications55954.149.655858.63.3+1
Highest level of schooling
Year 1259457.557.152855.43.2+66
Year 11817.88.2727.60.5+9
Under Year 1033332.232.332934.52.4+4
Education institute attending
Not Attending57155.370.452855.44.5+43
Secondary school605.86.3454.70.3+15
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences282.71.7212.20.1+7
Information Technology151.53.0212.20.2-6
Engineering and Related Technologies343.36.8333.50.4+1
Architecture and Building191.82.3202.10.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies373.61.1272.80.1+10
Management and Commerce686.613.5565.90.8+12
Society and Culture898.67.1697.20.4+20
Creative Arts272.63.0242.50.2+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services262.53.2272.80.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes000.230.30.0-3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home12512.135.5899.31.9+36
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016908.712.9--------
Has internet access at home68866.685.962065.15.1+68
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23923.127.524225.41.8-3

Armidale Regional Council

economic profile