Bellingen Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.2% of the resident workforce of Bellingen 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 Bellingen 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
Bellingen Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons382100.0100.0416100.0100.0-34
Unemployment rate--7.26.3--8.094.1-0.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years8121.233.110725.72.1-26
25 - 54 years20854.552.925160.33.4-43
55 - 64 years7920.712.34911.80.7+30
65 years and over92.41.8102.40.1-1
Looking for
Full-time work22358.455.023957.53.7-16
Part-time work15741.145.017542.12.5-18
Bachelor or higher degree5614.720.45413.01.0+2
Advanced diploma or diploma328.48.24711.30.5-15
Certificate level11530.118.410525.21.1+10
No qualifications15239.849.619045.73.3-38
Highest level of schooling
Year 1216342.757.118644.73.2-23
Year 11389.98.24611.10.5-8
Under Year 1016944.232.317040.92.4-1
Education institute attending
Not Attending31181.470.431876.44.5-7
Secondary school102.66.3133.10.3-3
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences143.71.730.70.1+11
Information Technology003.061.40.2-6
Engineering and Related Technologies348.96.8245.80.4+10
Architecture and Building184.72.3174.10.2+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies164.21.1184.30.1-2
Management and Commerce236.013.5307.20.8-7
Society and Culture379.77.1235.50.4+14
Creative Arts143.73.0225.30.2-8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services195.03.2204.80.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home112.935.5256.01.9-14
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201661.612.9--------
Has internet access at home31281.785.932377.65.1-11
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13334.827.515537.31.8-22

Bellingen Shire

economic profile