Burdekin Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.8% of the resident workforce of Burdekin Shire 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 Burdekin 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
Burdekin Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons482100.0100.0335100.0100.0+147
Unemployment rate--5.87.6--4.093.9+1.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years13928.835.610531.32.4+34
25 - 54 years26354.650.818655.53.4+77
55 - 64 years7916.411.94413.10.6+35
65 years and over40.81.772.10.1-3
Looking for
Full-time work33369.160.120761.84.0+126
Part-time work14730.539.912938.52.4+18
Bachelor or higher degree265.413.792.70.7+17
Advanced diploma or diploma204.18.1113.30.4+9
Certificate level13027.024.65817.31.4+72
No qualifications29160.450.422868.13.6+63
Highest level of schooling
Year 1219039.454.39428.13.1+96
Year 117014.511.55717.00.8+13
Under Year 1020742.932.217752.82.4+30
Education institute attending
Not Attending41085.173.828886.05.0+122
Secondary school204.17.1206.00.4--
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences40.81.441.20.1--
Information Technology71.51.930.90.1+4
Engineering and Related Technologies428.78.3206.00.4+22
Architecture and Building153.12.930.90.2+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies173.
Management and Commerce224.611.8164.80.6+6
Society and Culture336.87.3123.60.4+21
Creative Arts51.02.430.90.1+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services153.14.1185.40.2-3
Mixed Field Programmes40.80.20--0.0+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home234.817.4164.80.9+7
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201671.58.6--------
Has internet access at home36675.985.622065.75.2+146
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)15732.629.611333.72.0+44

Burdekin Shire Council

economic profile