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Cumberland Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.5% of the resident workforce of the Cumberland Council area were unemployed in 2011, 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 the Cumberland Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Cumberland Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons9,103100.0100.06,935100.0100.0+2,168
Males5,25957.852.93,78754.653.4+1,472
Females3,84542.247.13,15145.446.6+694
Unemployment rate--9.56.3--8.494.1+1.1%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,66529.333.12,12230.62.1+543
25 - 54 years5,54660.952.94,18560.33.4+1,361
55 - 64 years8259.112.35788.30.7+247
65 years and over720.81.8530.80.1+19
Looking for--------------
Full-time work5,18857.055.04,27361.63.7+915
Part-time work3,91643.045.02,66938.52.5+1,247
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,01822.220.41,29818.71.0+720
Advanced diploma or diploma7948.78.26569.50.5+138
Certificate level1,14712.618.499014.31.1+157
No qualifications4,86853.549.63,58951.83.3+1,279
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 126,00866.057.14,25461.33.2+1,754
Year 115456.08.23945.70.5+151
Under Year 102,07622.832.31,93527.92.4+141
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending6,37970.170.44,84069.84.5+1,539
University1,35714.912.877011.10.7+587
TAFE5686.26.66689.60.5-100
Other3283.62.62273.30.1+101
Secondary school3634.06.32403.50.3+123
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences1892.11.71321.90.1+57
Information Technology3924.33.02663.80.2+126
Engineering and Related Technologies5385.96.84226.10.4+116
Architecture and Building2002.22.31742.50.2+26
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies360.41.1360.50.10
Health2723.03.21932.80.2+79
Education1501.62.01171.70.1+33
Management and Commerce1,21913.413.593213.40.8+287
Society and Culture5636.27.13845.50.4+179
Creative Arts1571.73.01301.90.2+27
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2212.43.22032.90.2+18
Mixed Field Programmes370.40.2160.20.0+21
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home7,18278.935.55,04172.71.9+2,141
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162,74430.112.9--------
Has internet access at home7,95287.485.95,80483.75.1+2,148
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,26024.827.52,02029.11.8+240

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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