Bathurst Regional Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.0% of the resident workforce of Bathurst Regional Council area 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 Bathurst Regional Council area 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
Bathurst Regional Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,162100.0100.0988100.0100.0+174
Unemployment rate--6.06.3--5.394.1+0.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years50243.233.146046.62.1+42
25 - 54 years52645.352.943644.13.4+90
55 - 64 years1149.812.3787.90.7+36
65 years and over221.91.8131.30.1+9
Looking for
Full-time work63254.455.052352.93.7+109
Part-time work53245.845.047448.02.5+58
Bachelor or higher degree958.220.4686.91.0+27
Advanced diploma or diploma675.88.2353.50.5+32
Certificate level30025.818.420721.01.1+93
No qualifications63854.949.662563.33.3+13
Highest level of schooling
Year 1252345.057.142643.13.2+97
Year 1111810.28.2909.10.5+28
Under Year 1049842.932.344645.12.4+52
Education institute attending
Not Attending75264.770.464865.64.5+104
Secondary school927.96.3717.20.3+21
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences40.31.760.60.1-2
Information Technology181.53.0141.40.2+4
Engineering and Related Technologies867.46.8474.80.4+39
Architecture and Building302.62.3151.50.2+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies131.11.1171.70.1-4
Management and Commerce1028.813.5646.50.8+38
Society and Culture776.67.1393.90.4+38
Creative Arts312.73.0222.20.2+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services433.73.2333.30.2+10
Mixed Field Programmes30.30.20--0.0+3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home827.135.5424.31.9+40
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016312.712.9--------
Has internet access at home91778.985.972373.25.1+194
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)36431.327.530731.11.8+57

Bathurst Regional Council

economic profile