Cowra Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.6% of the resident workforce of Cowra Shire 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 Cowra 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
Cowra Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons338100.0100.0346100.0100.0-8
Unemployment rate--6.66.3--6.894.1-0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years9528.133.111533.22.1-20
25 - 54 years18153.652.917751.23.4+4
55 - 64 years5716.912.34813.90.7+9
65 years and over92.71.861.70.1+3
Looking for
Full-time work21363.055.022865.93.7-15
Part-time work12236.145.011633.52.5+6
Bachelor or higher degree154.420.4133.81.0+2
Advanced diploma or diploma82.48.2113.20.5-3
Certificate level9528.118.49627.71.1-1
No qualifications21062.149.619756.93.3+13
Highest level of schooling
Year 128023.757.19928.63.2-19
Year 113610.78.2339.50.5+3
Under Year 1020360.132.319255.52.4+11
Education institute attending
Not Attending26678.770.425272.84.5+14
Secondary school195.66.3216.10.3-2
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.70--0.1--
Information Technology51.
Engineering and Related Technologies267.76.8185.20.4+8
Architecture and Building133.82.3164.60.2-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies41.
Management and Commerce216.213.5226.40.8-1
Society and Culture144.17.1144.00.4--
Creative Arts003.030.90.2-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services72.13.2195.50.2-12
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home82.435.582.31.9--
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201672.112.9--------
Has internet access at home26177.285.925373.15.1+8
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10230.227.511934.41.8-17

Cowra Shire

economic profile