Central Coast Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.7% of the resident workforce of Central Coast Council area were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

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 Central Coast Council area 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
Central Coast Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons10,101100.0100.09,687100.0100.0+414
Unemployment rate--6.76.3--6.994.1-0.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,63936.033.13,66137.82.1-22
25 - 54 years4,93048.852.94,87450.33.4+56
55 - 64 years1,33813.212.31,02010.50.7+318
65 years and over1951.91.81261.30.1+69
Looking for
Full-time work5,82357.655.06,04162.43.7-218
Part-time work4,27542.345.03,65137.72.5+624
Bachelor or higher degree9829.720.46576.81.0+325
Advanced diploma or diploma9069.08.26026.20.5+304
Certificate level2,55925.318.42,33324.11.1+226
No qualifications5,31952.749.65,61057.93.3-291
Highest level of schooling
Year 124,20241.657.13,38234.93.2+820
Year 111,19411.88.299610.30.5+198
Under Year 104,51044.632.35,05952.22.4-549
Education institute attending
Not Attending7,48674.170.47,32975.74.5+157
Secondary school9279.26.37978.20.3+130
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences940.91.7740.80.1+20
Information Technology1901.93.01661.70.2+24
Engineering and Related Technologies6116.06.84915.10.4+120
Architecture and Building2702.72.33393.50.2-69
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1211.21.11271.30.1-6
Management and Commerce1,07910.713.59179.50.8+162
Society and Culture7267.27.15015.20.4+225
Creative Arts2792.83.01942.00.2+85
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4854.83.24024.10.2+83
Mixed Field Programmes150.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home7217.135.55615.81.9+160
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162462.412.9--------
Has internet access at home8,89088.085.98,05183.15.1+839
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,02830.027.53,08031.81.8-52

Central Coast NSW

economic profile