Town of Cambridge

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.3% of the resident workforce of the Town of Cambridge were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

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 Town of Cambridge 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
Town of Cambridge20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons725100.0100.0396100.0100.0+329
Unemployment rate--5.37.8--3.095.3+2.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years22631.231.115037.91.8+76
25 - 54 years38152.655.318847.52.6+193
55 - 64 years9513.111.84711.90.4+48
65 years and over172.31.871.80.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work36249.960.718145.73.0+181
Part-time work36350.139.321253.52.0+151
Bachelor or higher degree33045.517.312230.80.7+208
Advanced diploma or diploma669.18.14010.10.3+26
Certificate level7410.223.04611.61.0+28
No qualifications25635.348.418045.52.7+76
Highest level of schooling
Year 1257078.654.629875.32.4+272
Year 11466.313.2307.60.7+16
Under Year 1010113.930.25313.41.7+48
Education institute attending
Not Attending48867.374.625865.23.7+230
Secondary school588.06.2266.60.3+32
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences385.22.0123.00.1+26
Information Technology152.11.971.80.1+8
Engineering and Related Technologies9713.411.7389.60.4+59
Architecture and Building212.93.7123.00.2+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies81.
Management and Commerce12917.810.85513.90.5+74
Society and Culture577.96.2338.30.3+24
Creative Arts162.22.2153.80.1+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services182.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home16022.124.87418.71.0+86
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20168912.312.6--------
Has internet access at home68494.386.934486.93.9+340
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23933.030.910526.51.5+134

Town of Cambridge

economic profile