Georges River Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.5% of the resident workforce of Georges River Council area were unemployed in 2016, 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 Georges River Council area 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
Georges River Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,849100.0100.03,933100.0100.0+916
Unemployment rate--6.56.3--5.894.1+0.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,49030.733.11,23331.42.1+257
25 - 54 years2,68055.352.92,23556.83.4+445
55 - 64 years61012.612.342610.80.7+184
65 years and over641.31.8360.90.1+28
Looking for
Full-time work2,36748.855.02,16655.13.7+201
Part-time work2,47951.145.01,76444.92.5+715
Bachelor or higher degree1,52431.420.41,05826.91.0+466
Advanced diploma or diploma4669.68.23669.30.5+100
Certificate level52610.818.449412.61.1+32
No qualifications2,19745.349.61,83346.63.3+364
Highest level of schooling
Year 123,64875.257.12,74169.73.2+907
Year 112545.28.22105.30.5+44
Under Year 1085317.632.384921.62.4+4
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,18765.770.42,64267.24.5+545
Secondary school2084.36.31594.00.3+49
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences952.01.7651.70.1+30
Information Technology2425.03.01533.90.2+89
Engineering and Related Technologies3236.76.82506.40.4+73
Architecture and Building771.62.31142.90.2-37
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies200.41.1100.30.1+10
Management and Commerce96719.913.575119.10.8+216
Society and Culture3026.27.12245.70.4+78
Creative Arts1302.73.0952.40.2+35
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1342.83.21142.90.2+20
Mixed Field Programmes110.20.2120.30.0-1
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home3,37169.535.52,50763.71.9+864
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,19024.512.9--------
Has internet access at home4,41491.085.93,53189.85.1+883
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,13923.527.51,01525.81.8+124

Georges River Council

economic profile