Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.7% of the resident workforce of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Augusta-Margaret River 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 Augusta-Margaret River20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons340100.0100.0250100.0100.0+90
Unemployment rate--4.77.8--4.295.3+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years4312.631.15421.61.8-11
25 - 54 years22365.655.316064.02.6+63
55 - 64 years5415.911.83012.00.4+24
65 years and over185.31.852.00.1+13
Looking for
Full-time work20660.660.714959.63.0+57
Part-time work13339.139.39638.42.0+37
Bachelor or higher degree6519.117.33514.00.7+30
Advanced diploma or diploma3510.38.12811.20.3+7
Certificate level9026.523.07128.41.0+19
No qualifications13740.348.410742.82.7+30
Highest level of schooling
Year 1218052.954.613152.42.4+49
Year 114914.413.22911.60.7+20
Under Year 109628.230.28433.61.7+12
Education institute attending
Not Attending29687.174.620682.43.7+90
Secondary school82.
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences164.
Information Technology001.90--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies3410.011.7176.80.4+17
Architecture and Building277.93.7249.60.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies102.91.2114.40.1-1
Management and Commerce308.810.8135.20.5+17
Society and Culture247.16.2124.80.3+12
Creative Arts82.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services92.63.1145.60.2-5
Mixed Field Programmes51.50.20--0.0+5
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home288.224.82710.81.0+1
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016185.312.6--------
Has internet access at home28483.586.919377.23.9+91
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)12737.430.99036.01.5+37

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

economic profile