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Ballina Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)

6.3% of the local labour force of Ballina Shire were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.9% 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 Ballina Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed (Local)
Ballina Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons1,1216.35.91,2807.35.9-159
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years34530.833.837629.432.8-31
25 - 54 years59953.454.672056.356.7-121
55 - 64 years16314.510.416713.09.7-4
65 years and over141.21.2171.30.9-3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work63756.859.477160.262.9-134
Part-time work48443.240.650939.837.1-25
Bachelor or higher degree14112.616.51199.311.7+22
Advanced diploma or diploma635.67.6695.45.9-6
Certificate level28225.218.226820.917.1+14
No qualifications57851.652.873057.058.4-152
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1243338.650.742032.841.6+13
Year 111008.96.7947.37.0+6
Under Year 1048243.034.365751.342.9-175
Still attending827.35.3685.34.4+14
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59999088.387.2--------
$600 to $1,2491019.07.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 00.01.9--------
$2,000 or more 50.41.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home484.331.0443.427.6+4
Has broadband internet access at home79871.273.941532.441.5+383
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)32829.328.843233.830.2-104

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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