Charters Towers Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.8% of the resident workforce of Charters Towers Regional Council 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 Charters Towers Regional Council 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
Charters Towers Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons444100.0100.0291100.0100.0+153
Unemployment rate--8.87.6--5.493.9+3.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years12027.035.610736.82.4+13
25 - 54 years23452.750.816757.43.4+67
55 - 64 years8118.211.9196.50.6+62
65 years and over71.61.70--0.1+7
Looking for
Full-time work32573.260.119667.44.0+129
Part-time work12127.339.99833.72.4+23
Bachelor or higher degree153.413.7113.80.7+4
Advanced diploma or diploma194.
Certificate level12227.524.64615.81.4+76
No qualifications27060.850.421072.23.6+60
Highest level of schooling
Year 1215033.854.39231.63.1+58
Year 115512.411.54515.50.8+10
Under Year 1021348.032.214449.52.4+69
Education institute attending
Not Attending37384.073.825989.05.0+114
Secondary school122.77.1248.20.4-12
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.40--0.1--
Information Technology001.941.40.1-4
Engineering and Related Technologies368.18.3165.50.4+20
Architecture and Building132.92.941.40.2+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies71.
Management and Commerce317.011.851.70.6+26
Society and Culture214.77.362.10.4+15
Creative Arts71.62.441.40.1+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services204.
Mixed Field Programmes30.70.20--0.0+3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home184.117.472.40.9+11
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201661.48.6--------
Has internet access at home33174.585.619868.05.2+133
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)14632.929.69633.02.0+50

Charters Towers Regional Council

economic profile