Blacktown City

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.3% of the resident workforce of Blacktown City 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 Blacktown City 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
Blacktown City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons11,907100.0100.010,309100.0100.0+1,598
Unemployment rate--7.36.3--7.294.1+0.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years4,18335.133.13,61735.12.1+566
25 - 54 years6,30953.052.95,73255.63.4+577
55 - 64 years1,28110.812.38708.40.7+411
65 years and over1371.21.8890.90.1+48
Looking for
Full-time work6,67756.155.06,47162.83.7+206
Part-time work5,23343.945.03,83337.22.5+1,400
Bachelor or higher degree2,33119.620.41,50814.61.0+823
Advanced diploma or diploma1,0308.78.27427.20.5+288
Certificate level1,95716.418.41,70116.51.1+256
No qualifications6,19152.049.65,82156.53.3+370
Highest level of schooling
Year 127,10259.657.15,37952.23.2+1,723
Year 119948.38.27797.60.5+215
Under Year 103,54129.732.33,80636.92.4-265
Education institute attending
Not Attending8,39870.570.47,46572.44.5+933
Secondary school8266.96.35235.10.3+303
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences2362.01.71611.60.1+75
Information Technology5034.23.03273.20.2+176
Engineering and Related Technologies6995.96.85605.40.4+139
Architecture and Building1731.52.31981.90.2-25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies730.61.1710.70.1+2
Management and Commerce1,62513.613.51,23111.90.8+394
Society and Culture7946.77.15705.50.4+224
Creative Arts2582.23.01821.80.2+76
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3322.83.22652.60.2+67
Mixed Field Programmes280.20.2200.20.0+8
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home5,81648.835.54,61944.81.9+1,197
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,57213.212.9--------
Has internet access at home10,60889.185.98,54282.95.1+2,066
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,70231.127.53,42933.31.8+273

Blacktown City Council

economic profile