Douglas Shire Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.1% of the resident workforce of Douglas Shire Council were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Douglas Shire Council 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
Douglas Shire Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons297100.0100.0290100.0100.0+7
Unemployment rate--5.17.6--5.293.9-0.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years5317.835.66020.72.4-7
25 - 54 years15652.550.818262.83.4-26
55 - 64 years7725.911.94515.50.6+32
65 years and over82.71.762.10.1+2
Looking for
Full-time work18963.660.118463.44.0+5
Part-time work10836.439.910636.62.4+2
Bachelor or higher degree3311.113.7196.60.7+14
Advanced diploma or diploma175.78.1217.20.4-4
Certificate level9933.324.67626.21.4+23
No qualifications13746.150.416857.93.6-31
Highest level of schooling
Year 1212642.454.310736.93.1+19
Year 114314.511.55017.20.8-7
Under Year 1012642.432.212743.82.4-1
Education institute attending
Not Attending26789.973.825587.95.0+12
Secondary school41.
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences41.31.451.70.1-1
Information Technology31.01.90--0.1+3
Engineering and Related Technologies4113.88.3196.60.4+22
Architecture and Building248.12.9186.20.2+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies134.
Management and Commerce217.111.8206.90.6+1
Society and Culture175.77.382.80.4+9
Creative Arts51.72.482.80.1-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services144.74.1144.80.2--
Mixed Field Programmes000.231.00.0-3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home3010.117.4289.70.9+2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016134.48.6--------
Has internet access at home19866.785.621072.45.2-12
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6722.629.68629.72.0-19

Douglas Shire Council

economic profile