City of Ballarat

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.1% of the resident workforce of the City of Ballarat were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 Ballarat 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 Ballarat20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons3,411100.0100.02,614100.0100.0+797
Unemployment rate--7.16.6--5.894.6+1.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,33139.035.21,11442.62.0+217
25 - 54 years1,70850.152.51,27148.63.1+437
55 - 64 years3339.810.72077.90.5+126
65 years and over431.31.5220.80.1+21
Looking for
Full-time work1,87755.053.31,45355.63.3+424
Part-time work1,53144.946.71,16444.52.5+367
Bachelor or higher degree43712.822.228310.81.0+154
Advanced diploma or diploma2507.38.61576.00.4+93
Certificate level83524.518.357922.21.0+256
No qualifications1,78852.447.91,49457.23.0+294
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,69549.761.61,18845.43.1+507
Year 1156916.712.143216.50.8+137
Under Year 101,08131.723.993535.81.6+146
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,39270.167.51,75467.14.0+638
Secondary school2677.87.42499.50.4+18
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences391.12.0240.90.1+15
Information Technology682.03.2682.60.2--
Engineering and Related Technologies1935.77.01234.70.3+70
Architecture and Building882.62.7662.50.1+22
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies501.51.0391.50.1+11
Management and Commerce3008.812.62158.20.6+85
Society and Culture2828.37.91796.80.4+103
Creative Arts1283.83.4742.80.2+54
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1524.53.51054.00.2+47
Mixed Field Programmes70.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home2978.738.21977.51.9+100
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161313.815.7--------
Has internet access at home2,94686.488.42,08179.64.8+865
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)98829.026.677929.81.6+209

City of Ballarat

economic profile