City of Brisbane

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.8% of the resident workforce of the City of Brisbane were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Brisbane go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Current area:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Brisbane20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons41,774100.0100.030,176100.0100.0+11,598
Unemployment rate--6.87.6--5.393.9+1.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years16,02038.335.612,20140.42.4+3,819
25 - 54 years21,29051.050.815,31250.73.4+5,978
55 - 64 years3,8789.311.92,3197.70.6+1,559
65 years and over5831.41.73451.10.1+238
Looking for
Full-time work22,08752.960.116,68655.34.0+5,401
Part-time work19,68247.139.913,49044.72.4+6,192
Bachelor or higher degree11,73828.113.76,89722.90.7+4,841
Advanced diploma or diploma3,7719.08.12,3557.80.4+1,416
Certificate level7,00516.824.64,86916.11.4+2,136
No qualifications18,24843.750.414,95649.63.6+3,292
Highest level of schooling
Year 1230,52673.154.320,36967.53.1+10,157
Year 113,1787.611.52,6078.60.8+571
Under Year 107,38017.732.26,52721.62.4+853
Education institute attending
Not Attending26,58863.673.820,00166.35.0+6,587
Secondary school2,7316.57.11,6645.50.4+1,067
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1652.81.45942.00.1+571
Information Technology1,3733.31.98582.80.1+515
Engineering and Related Technologies3,4538.38.31,8086.00.4+1,645
Architecture and Building9022.22.99123.00.2-10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4041.01.22820.90.1+122
Management and Commerce6,44215.411.84,02513.30.6+2,417
Society and Culture3,4788.37.32,1167.00.4+1,362
Creative Arts1,6253.92.41,1103.70.1+515
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2703.04.19233.10.2+347
Mixed Field Programmes1290.30.2640.20.0+65
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home14,52534.817.48,90729.50.9+5,618
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20167,23417.38.6--------
Has internet access at home37,14288.985.625,85785.75.2+11,285
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10,23024.529.67,39624.52.0+2,834

City of Brisbane

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