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Characteristics of the unemployed

6.8% of the resident workforce of Cairns were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.1% 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 Cairns go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed ()
Cairns20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons5,0206.86.12,8334.34.7+2,187
Males2,74454.752.91,47552.150.2+1,269
Females2,27645.347.11,35847.949.8+918
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,56131.137.290031.835.6+661
25 - 54 years2,84056.652.01,63557.754.1+1,205
55 - 64 years56511.39.62749.79.5+291
65 years and over541.11.2240.80.8+30
Looking for--------------
Full-time work3,33466.462.21,80163.660.6+1,533
Part-time work1,68633.637.81,03236.439.4+654
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3947.811.02328.28.8+162
Advanced diploma or diploma3416.86.31425.05.8+199
Certificate level1,16723.221.954519.217.1+622
No qualifications2,78455.556.21,70460.162.4+1,080
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 122,20343.947.91,09938.841.6+1,104
Year 1162312.410.237613.39.9+247
Under Year 101,71634.233.41,13340.039.7+583
Still attending2545.16.0832.95.6+171
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5994,24784.686.5--------
$600 to $1,2494629.28.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1082.21.9--------
$2,000 or more 300.60.9--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home81616.314.634812.311.6+468
Has broadband internet access at home3,13162.472.399034.941.9+2,141
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,54630.830.991432.332.4+632

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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