Cassowary Coast

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of the Cassowary Coast 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 the Cassowary Coast 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
Cassowary Coast20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,022100.0100.0799100.0100.0+223
Unemployment rate--7.87.6--6.093.9+1.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years24824.335.622928.72.4+19
25 - 54 years53252.150.845857.33.4+74
55 - 64 years21721.211.910913.60.6+108
65 years and over262.51.7111.40.1+15
Looking for
Full-time work71770.260.152465.64.0+193
Part-time work30329.639.927734.72.4+26
Bachelor or higher degree504.913.7313.90.7+19
Advanced diploma or diploma656.48.1324.00.4+33
Certificate level29028.424.615319.11.4+137
No qualifications55254.050.452465.63.6+28
Highest level of schooling
Year 1237036.254.326132.73.1+109
Year 1114914.611.510713.40.8+42
Under Year 1046345.332.238047.62.4+83
Education institute attending
Not Attending89887.973.868285.45.0+216
Secondary school363.57.1313.90.4+5
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences111.11.470.90.1+4
Information Technology50.51.940.50.1+1
Engineering and Related Technologies979.58.3486.00.4+49
Architecture and Building393.82.9151.90.2+24
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies202.01.2151.90.1+5
Management and Commerce868.411.8445.50.6+42
Society and Culture484.77.3313.90.4+17
Creative Arts121.22.450.60.1+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services343.34.1243.00.2+10
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home959.317.49812.30.9-3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016353.48.6--------
Has internet access at home72370.785.654067.65.2+183
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)27526.929.624130.22.0+34

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

economic profile