Gold Coast City

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.0% of the resident workforce of Gold Coast City 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 Gold Coast City 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
Gold Coast City20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons19,634100.0100.018,614100.0100.0+1,020
Unemployment rate--7.07.6--7.493.9-0.4%
Age structure
15 - 24 years6,94035.335.66,48534.82.4+455
25 - 54 years9,76449.750.89,67152.03.4+93
55 - 64 years2,47712.611.92,17411.70.6+303
65 years and over4552.31.72841.50.1+171
Looking for
Full-time work10,90955.660.111,57162.24.0-662
Part-time work8,72944.539.97,04437.82.4+1,685
Bachelor or higher degree2,81514.313.72,05611.00.7+759
Advanced diploma or diploma2,15611.08.11,4988.00.4+658
Certificate level4,59423.424.64,47824.11.4+116
No qualifications9,46148.250.49,73552.33.6-274
Highest level of schooling
Year 1211,19357.054.39,44150.73.1+1,752
Year 112,31011.811.52,22912.00.8+81
Under Year 105,83329.732.26,58335.42.4-750
Education institute attending
Not Attending14,07371.773.814,34277.05.0-269
Secondary school1,6078.27.11,0395.60.4+568
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences2131.11.41490.80.1+64
Information Technology3571.81.93121.70.1+45
Engineering and Related Technologies1,3406.88.31,0335.50.4+307
Architecture and Building6993.62.91,0375.60.2-338
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1901.01.21831.00.1+7
Management and Commerce2,50712.811.82,04111.00.6+466
Society and Culture1,5097.77.31,1616.20.4+348
Creative Arts6153.12.44742.50.1+141
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0315.34.19064.90.2+125
Mixed Field Programmes420.20.2280.20.0+14
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home3,41417.417.42,54613.70.9+868
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162,04810.48.6--------
Has internet access at home17,39288.685.615,94485.75.2+1,448
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)5,57928.429.65,39429.02.0+185

Gold Coast City

economic profile