Fraser Coast Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

12.0% of the resident workforce of Fraser Coast Regional 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 Fraser Coast Regional 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,417100.0100.03,773100.0100.0+644
Unemployment rate--12.07.6--10.593.9+1.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,36931.035.61,22632.52.4+143
25 - 54 years2,23250.550.82,07555.03.4+157
55 - 64 years76317.311.944411.80.6+319
65 years and over551.21.7330.90.1+22
Looking for
Full-time work2,96967.260.12,55867.84.0+411
Part-time work1,44132.639.91,21332.12.4+228
Bachelor or higher degree2375.413.71554.10.7+82
Advanced diploma or diploma2636.08.11694.50.4+94
Certificate level1,44432.724.61,11829.61.4+326
No qualifications2,28551.750.42,15757.23.6+128
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,71938.954.31,31634.93.1+403
Year 1158313.211.548412.80.8+99
Under Year 102,01645.632.21,87549.72.4+141
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,52279.773.83,08881.85.0+434
Secondary school2746.27.12005.30.4+74
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences210.51.4200.50.1+1
Information Technology491.11.9361.00.1+13
Engineering and Related Technologies4279.78.32346.20.4+193
Architecture and Building1533.52.91544.10.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies641.41.2631.70.1+1
Management and Commerce44910.211.840210.70.6+47
Society and Culture3247.37.32115.60.4+113
Creative Arts531.22.4290.80.1+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2375.44.11955.20.2+42
Mixed Field Programmes60.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1553.517.41173.10.9+38
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016922.18.6--------
Has internet access at home3,79285.985.63,02580.25.2+767
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,33130.129.61,24232.92.0+89

Fraser Coast Regional Council

economic profile