City of Brimbank

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.4% of the resident workforce of the City of Brimbank were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 the City of Brimbank 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
City of Brimbank20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons9,261100.0100.06,897100.0100.0+2,364
Unemployment rate--10.46.6--8.394.6+2.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,90631.435.22,07030.02.0+836
25 - 54 years5,23756.552.54,18060.63.1+1,057
55 - 64 years1,03711.210.76118.90.5+426
65 years and over810.91.5480.70.1+33
Looking for
Full-time work5,27356.953.34,25761.73.3+1,016
Part-time work3,98343.046.72,64638.42.5+1,337
Bachelor or higher degree1,31914.222.283212.11.0+487
Advanced diploma or diploma7177.78.65237.60.4+194
Certificate level1,61217.418.399014.41.0+622
No qualifications5,25056.747.94,19360.83.0+1,057
Highest level of schooling
Year 125,43858.761.63,79555.03.1+1,643
Year 111,01210.912.184512.30.8+167
Under Year 102,31125.023.91,84526.81.6+466
Education institute attending
Not Attending6,31968.267.55,04673.24.0+1,273
Secondary school5275.77.43084.50.4+219
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1281.42.0811.20.1+47
Information Technology2442.63.21832.70.2+61
Engineering and Related Technologies5515.97.04005.80.3+151
Architecture and Building2182.42.71151.70.1+103
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies370.41.0220.30.1+15
Management and Commerce95910.412.66629.60.6+297
Society and Culture6467.07.93154.60.4+331
Creative Arts1822.03.41201.70.2+62
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3323.63.52683.90.2+64
Mixed Field Programmes220.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home6,29968.038.24,58466.51.9+1,715
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,63317.615.7--------
Has internet access at home8,11987.788.45,49579.74.8+2,624
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,58427.926.61,95328.31.6+631

City of Brimbank

economic profile