Bundaberg Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.5% of the resident workforce of Bundaberg Regional Council 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 Bundaberg Regional Council 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
Bundaberg Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,006100.0100.03,314100.0100.0+692
Unemployment rate--10.57.6--8.993.9+1.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,29232.335.61,07732.52.4+215
25 - 54 years2,03850.950.81,80354.43.4+235
55 - 64 years62715.711.941512.50.6+212
65 years and over421.01.7280.80.1+14
Looking for
Full-time work2,69067.160.12,20666.64.0+484
Part-time work1,31432.839.91,11433.62.4+200
Bachelor or higher degree1904.713.71394.20.7+51
Advanced diploma or diploma2045.18.11233.70.4+81
Certificate level1,22330.524.687526.41.4+348
No qualifications2,23255.750.42,01760.93.6+215
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,50737.654.31,10533.33.1+402
Year 1153113.311.540212.10.8+129
Under Year 101,88147.032.21,72952.22.4+152
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,23480.773.82,76583.45.0+469
Secondary school2375.97.11815.50.4+56
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences280.71.4210.60.1+7
Information Technology571.41.9441.30.1+13
Engineering and Related Technologies3338.38.31925.80.4+141
Architecture and Building1273.22.91073.20.2+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies611.51.2581.80.1+3
Management and Commerce3568.911.82979.00.6+59
Society and Culture2666.67.31414.30.4+125
Creative Arts441.12.4270.80.1+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1844.64.11454.40.2+39
Mixed Field Programmes50.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1954.917.41725.20.9+23
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161042.68.6--------
Has internet access at home3,33383.285.62,58978.15.2+744
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,18729.629.61,08732.82.0+100

Bundaberg Regional Council

economic profile