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West Coast Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

13.8% of the resident workforce of West Coast Council area were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.4% in Greater Hobart.

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 West Coast Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
West Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons242100.0100.0166100.0100.0+76
Unemployment rate--13.86.4--7.65.7+6.2%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4217.438.15130.738.9-9
25 - 54 years14861.249.99657.850.5+52
55 - 64 years4418.210.62515.19.8+19
65 years and over41.71.442.41.00
Looking for--------------
Full-time work19982.254.313279.560.6+67
Part-time work4719.445.94024.139.4+7
Bachelor or higher degree104.116.263.613.5+4
Advanced diploma or diploma156.
Certificate level6928.520.84024.121.3+29
No qualifications13154.153.610865.155.8+23
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 126727.750.54225.344.8+25
Year 113313.612.4169.612.6+17
Under Year 1013053.735.310362.040.3+27
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending22994.668.314889.272.6+81
Secondary school00.09.631.86.6-3
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.02.300.01.90
Information Technology62.52.863.62.20
Engineering and Related Technologies3213.25.2127.26.3+20
Architecture and Building83.32.831.82.9+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies72.91.774.21.60
Management and Commerce72.99.663.68.6+1
Society and Culture166.68.4137.86.6+3
Creative Arts83.32.653.02.4+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services41.
Mixed Field Programmes00.
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home41.713.263.610.8-2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201600.07.7--------
Has internet access at home17170.784.111267.578.9+59
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)7932.626.14828.927.9+31

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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