City of Greater Geelong

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.4% of the resident workforce of the City of Greater Geelong were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 City of Greater Geelong 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
City of Greater Geelong20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons7,055100.0100.05,632100.0100.0+1,423
Unemployment rate--6.46.6--5.694.6+0.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,55836.335.22,09337.22.0+465
25 - 54 years3,49349.552.52,87951.13.1+614
55 - 64 years89712.710.759510.60.5+302
65 years and over1121.61.5651.20.1+47
Looking for
Full-time work3,85854.753.33,34259.33.3+516
Part-time work3,19745.346.72,28740.62.5+910
Bachelor or higher degree92413.122.260210.71.0+322
Advanced diploma or diploma6238.88.63486.20.4+275
Certificate level1,72924.518.31,25222.21.0+477
No qualifications3,54050.247.93,19056.63.0+350
Highest level of schooling
Year 123,54650.361.62,40642.73.1+1,140
Year 111,18916.912.11,03818.40.8+151
Under Year 102,16930.723.92,00535.61.6+164
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,96870.467.54,06172.14.0+907
Secondary school5607.97.44357.70.4+125
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1081.52.0761.30.1+32
Information Technology1291.83.2791.40.2+50
Engineering and Related Technologies5988.57.03005.30.3+298
Architecture and Building2243.22.71522.70.1+72
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies831.21.0671.20.1+16
Management and Commerce6098.612.64898.70.6+120
Society and Culture5678.07.93606.40.4+207
Creative Arts1972.83.41242.20.2+73
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2924.13.52324.10.2+60
Mixed Field Programmes120.20.2100.20.0+2
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,08115.338.269412.31.9+387
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20165167.315.7--------
Has internet access at home6,06185.988.44,57781.34.8+1,484
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,99928.326.61,63229.01.6+367

City of Greater Geelong

economic profile