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Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of the FNQROC were unemployed in 2011, 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 the FNQROC go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons9,731100.0100.08,227100.0100.0+1,504
Unemployment rate--7.87.6--6.893.9+1.0%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,70127.835.62,47730.12.4+224
25 - 54 years5,24353.950.84,70957.23.4+534
55 - 64 years1,56016.011.993611.40.6+624
65 years and over2402.51.7971.20.1+143
Looking for--------------
Full-time work6,32064.960.15,58467.94.0+736
Part-time work3,42635.239.92,64732.22.4+779
Bachelor or higher degree8358.613.75346.50.7+301
Advanced diploma or diploma6857.08.14645.60.4+221
Certificate level2,62827.024.61,81922.11.4+809
No qualifications5,09352.350.44,88059.33.6+213
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 124,39245.154.33,26439.73.1+1,128
Year 111,32113.611.51,17914.30.8+142
Under Year 103,72738.332.23,45442.02.4+273
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending8,06182.873.86,88383.75.0+1,178
Secondary school5085.27.13784.60.4+130
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences810.81.4640.80.1+17
Information Technology1051.11.9750.90.1+30
Engineering and Related Technologies9079.38.35146.20.4+393
Architecture and Building3673.82.92883.50.2+79
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1621.71.21672.00.1-5
Management and Commerce8618.811.86107.40.6+251
Society and Culture5986.17.34135.00.4+185
Creative Arts1571.62.41121.40.1+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4154.34.13183.90.2+97
Mixed Field Programmes250.
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home1,36514.017.41,15614.10.9+209
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20165395.58.6--------
Has internet access at home7,45276.685.65,56767.75.2+1,885
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,90529.929.62,62431.92.0+281

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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