Cradle Coast Region

economic profile

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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of the Coastal Urban Economic Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.3% in Murchison Area.

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Coastal Urban Economic Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Murchison Areanumber%. % Murchison Area2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons3,052100.0100.02,857100.0100.0+195
Males1,78958.659.91,62056.756.4+169
Females1,26041.340.91,25043.844.6+10
Unemployment rate--7.87.3--7.26.2+0.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,00933.125.593932.930.6+70
25 - 54 years1,56651.352.51,56654.854.6--
55 - 64 years41713.719.334412.014.3+73
65 years and over511.72.1220.81.0+29
Looking for
Full-time work1,93963.569.21,86665.368.0+73
Part-time work1,11036.431.71,00235.132.3+108
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree1434.74.51304.63.8+13
Advanced diploma or diploma1484.84.61314.62.5+17
Certificate level89729.428.065122.822.9+246
No qualifications1,71756.355.41,82663.966.3-109
Highest level of schooling
Year 1295931.431.380928.326.6+150
Year 1142614.013.335912.612.3+67
Under Year 101,58752.052.11,61656.655.9-29
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,43579.887.62,26579.381.7+170
University772.52.0742.62.0+3
TAFE2076.82.92629.27.6-55
Other471.51.0441.52.4+3
Secondary school1996.52.51595.64.6+40
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences321.00.6150.51.1+17
Information Technology541.81.0551.91.9-1
Engineering and Related Technologies2839.311.31836.46.0+100
Architecture and Building832.72.9762.72.8+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies602.02.7572.02.6+3
Health622.01.8471.61.5+15
Education431.40.9311.11.3+12
Management and Commerce2056.75.11746.15.4+31
Society and Culture2367.76.51214.24.3+115
Creative Arts441.41.8331.21.1+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1304.33.51093.83.9+21
Mixed Field Programmes40.100----+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home812.72.3642.22.1+17
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016361.20.8--------
Has internet access at home2,48881.577.82,13374.773.8+355
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)96031.534.793832.832.0+22

Cradle Coast Region

economic profile