Cardinia Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.5% of the resident workforce of Cardinia Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 Cardinia 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
Cardinia Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,595100.0100.01,741100.0100.0+854
Unemployment rate--5.56.6--4.694.6+0.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,00538.735.266438.12.0+341
25 - 54 years1,27549.152.589351.33.1+382
55 - 64 years28310.910.71679.60.5+116
65 years and over311.21.5140.80.1+17
Looking for
Full-time work1,37753.153.31,00657.83.3+371
Part-time work1,22647.246.773842.42.5+488
Bachelor or higher degree28410.922.21387.91.0+146
Advanced diploma or diploma2429.38.61146.50.4+128
Certificate level68226.318.340223.11.0+280
No qualifications1,31150.547.91,01058.03.0+301
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,20946.661.667338.73.1+536
Year 1145617.612.132118.40.8+135
Under Year 1089234.423.970540.51.6+187
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,82770.467.51,26772.84.0+560
Secondary school30211.67.418310.50.4+119
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences311.22.0221.30.1+9
Information Technology471.83.2291.70.2+18
Engineering and Related Technologies1545.97.01166.70.3+38
Architecture and Building712.72.7462.60.1+25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies351.31.0181.00.1+17
Management and Commerce27710.712.61458.30.6+132
Society and Culture2248.67.91106.30.4+114
Creative Arts672.63.4321.80.2+35
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1335.13.5744.30.2+59
Mixed Field Programmes60.20.20--0.0+6
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home51519.838.220711.91.9+308
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161977.615.7--------
Has internet access at home2,37591.588.41,52187.44.8+854
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)90534.926.661135.11.6+294

Cardinia Shire

economic profile