Shire of Ashburton

Characteristics of the unemployed

2.0% of the resident workforce of the Shire of Ashburton 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 Shire of Ashburton 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
Shire of Ashburton20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons168100.0100.0104100.0100.0+64
Unemployment rate--2.07.8--1.795.3+0.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years4728.031.12221.21.8+25
25 - 54 years11065.555.37673.12.6+34
55 - 64 years158.911.854.80.4+10
65 years and over001.80--0.1--
Looking for
Full-time work12876.260.77774.03.0+51
Part-time work3923.239.32625.02.0+13
Bachelor or higher degree106.017.332.90.7+7
Advanced diploma or diploma148.38.1109.60.3+4
Certificate level4929.223.01817.31.0+31
No qualifications9154.248.47067.32.7+21
Highest level of schooling
Year 126941.154.62625.02.4+43
Year 113722.013.22524.00.7+12
Under Year 105733.930.25048.11.7+7
Education institute attending
Not Attending15290.574.69288.53.7+60
Secondary school63.66.20--0.3+6
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences31.82.00--0.1+3
Information Technology001.90--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies2011.911.765.80.4+14
Architecture and Building63.63.70--0.2+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies001.20--0.1--
Management and Commerce127.110.876.70.5+5
Society and Culture106.06.20--0.3+10
Creative Arts002.20--0.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services74.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home5834.524.81716.31.0+41
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201674.212.6--------
Has internet access at home11467.986.95653.83.9+58
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6438.130.93735.61.5+27

Shire of Ashburton

economic profile