City of Cockburn

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.6% of the resident workforce of the City of Cockburn 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 Cockburn 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 Cockburn20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,251100.0100.02,073100.0100.0+2,178
Unemployment rate--7.67.8--4.395.3+3.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,26629.831.180338.71.8+463
25 - 54 years2,45057.655.31,08652.42.6+1,364
55 - 64 years45910.811.81607.70.4+299
65 years and over691.61.8281.40.1+41
Looking for
Full-time work2,58460.860.71,25160.33.0+1,333
Part-time work1,67139.339.382839.92.0+843
Bachelor or higher degree73417.317.326913.00.7+465
Advanced diploma or diploma3408.08.11296.20.3+211
Certificate level1,02024.023.040519.51.0+615
No qualifications2,01047.348.41,16456.22.7+846
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,38256.054.61,01949.22.4+1,363
Year 1151712.213.231015.00.7+207
Under Year 101,28030.130.268833.21.7+592
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,16974.574.61,54574.53.7+1,624
Secondary school3127.36.21175.60.3+195
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences852.02.0341.60.1+51
Information Technology882.11.9361.70.1+52
Engineering and Related Technologies59213.911.71517.30.4+441
Architecture and Building1543.63.7542.60.2+100
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies491.21.2211.00.1+28
Management and Commerce45310.710.81979.50.5+256
Society and Culture2415.76.21165.60.3+125
Creative Arts832.02.2522.50.1+31
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1232.93.1723.50.2+51
Mixed Field Programmes110.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,15227.124.848723.51.0+665
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201651112.012.6--------
Has internet access at home3,85290.686.91,71782.83.9+2,135
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,33331.430.957927.91.5+754

City of Cockburn

economic profile