Bega Valley Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.4% of the resident workforce of Bega Valley Shire 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 Bega Valley Shire 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
Bega Valley Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons745100.0100.0825100.0100.0-80
Unemployment rate--5.46.3--5.994.1-0.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years20026.833.120424.72.1-4
25 - 54 years35747.952.942351.33.4-66
55 - 64 years17823.912.318021.80.7-2
65 years and over162.11.8141.70.1+2
Looking for
Full-time work43057.755.049560.03.7-65
Part-time work31642.445.033340.42.5-17
Bachelor or higher degree7710.320.4647.81.0+13
Advanced diploma or diploma567.58.2485.80.5+8
Certificate level20727.818.421526.11.1-8
No qualifications35747.949.643652.83.3-79
Highest level of schooling
Year 1230741.257.128734.83.2+20
Year 117910.68.29511.50.5-16
Under Year 1034245.932.341950.82.4-77
Education institute attending
Not Attending62784.270.467581.84.5-48
Secondary school304.06.3394.70.3-9
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences152.01.760.70.1+9
Information Technology91.23.0151.80.2-6
Engineering and Related Technologies668.96.8617.40.4+5
Architecture and Building375.02.3384.60.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies192.61.1263.20.1-7
Management and Commerce648.613.5587.00.8+6
Society and Culture445.97.1384.60.4+6
Creative Arts152.03.0242.90.2-9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services263.53.2273.30.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home233.135.5212.51.9+2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016131.712.9--------
Has internet access at home60581.285.963476.85.1-29
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23531.527.525530.91.8-20

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile