City of Canning

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.2% of the resident workforce of the City of Canning 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 City of Canning 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
City of Canning20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,783100.0100.02,511100.0100.0+2,272
Unemployment rate--10.27.8--5.595.3+4.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,68435.231.11,10644.01.8+578
25 - 54 years2,56753.755.31,19747.72.6+1,370
55 - 64 years4649.711.81847.30.4+280
65 years and over691.41.8210.80.1+48
Looking for
Full-time work2,44851.260.71,24149.43.0+1,207
Part-time work2,33548.839.31,26950.52.0+1,066
Bachelor or higher degree1,41429.617.361024.30.7+804
Advanced diploma or diploma4489.48.12188.70.3+230
Certificate level72815.223.034313.71.0+385
No qualifications2,06443.248.41,23949.32.7+825
Highest level of schooling
Year 123,41771.454.61,65365.82.4+1,764
Year 114028.413.225510.20.7+147
Under Year 1087618.330.251520.51.7+361
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,96462.074.61,48759.23.7+1,477
Secondary school2785.86.21385.50.3+140
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1342.82.0823.30.1+52
Information Technology1443.01.9602.40.1+84
Engineering and Related Technologies64913.611.72118.40.4+438
Architecture and Building1182.53.7672.70.2+51
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies350.71.2261.00.1+9
Management and Commerce70214.710.834913.90.5+353
Society and Culture2966.26.21315.20.3+165
Creative Arts992.12.2712.80.1+28
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1352.83.1592.30.2+76
Mixed Field Programmes60.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home2,49452.124.81,16946.61.0+1,325
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,26726.512.6--------
Has internet access at home4,35491.086.92,18987.23.9+2,165
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,27726.730.958523.31.5+692

City of Canning

economic profile