Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)Economic profile
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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.9% of the resident workforce of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons22,279100.0100.011,502100.0100.0+10,777
Males12,22154.955.26,02652.454.7+6,195
Females10,04645.144.85,48447.745.3+4,562
Unemployment rate--8.97.8--5.195.3+3.8%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years7,05331.731.14,58939.91.8+2,464
25 - 54 years12,49656.155.35,84850.82.6+6,648
55 - 64 years2,36610.611.89268.10.4+1,440
65 years and over3511.61.81391.20.1+212
Looking for--------------
Full-time work13,18759.260.76,55857.03.0+6,629
Part-time work9,08640.839.34,94042.92.0+4,146
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,76321.417.31,88716.40.7+2,876
Advanced diploma or diploma1,8668.48.18617.50.3+1,005
Certificate level4,57520.523.02,07018.01.0+2,505
No qualifications10,43346.848.46,19453.92.7+4,239
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1213,43660.354.66,21854.12.4+7,218
Year 112,54311.413.21,48512.90.7+1,058
Under Year 105,84426.230.23,43829.91.7+2,406
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending15,81371.074.68,02369.83.7+7,790
University3,05113.710.21,65314.40.5+1,398
TAFE1,4316.45.88577.50.3+574
Other5232.32.11641.40.1+359
Secondary school1,2395.66.25684.90.3+671
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences5242.42.02412.10.1+283
Information Technology5442.41.92442.10.1+300
Engineering and Related Technologies2,83412.711.78787.60.4+1,956
Architecture and Building6432.93.73272.80.2+316
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1970.91.21281.10.1+69
Health7823.53.42742.40.1+508
Education4442.02.12582.20.1+186
Management and Commerce2,74712.310.81,22510.70.5+1,522
Society and Culture1,4006.36.26585.70.3+742
Creative Arts4682.12.22722.40.1+196
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6773.03.13433.00.2+334
Mixed Field Programmes440.20.2230.20.0+21
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home8,03236.124.83,36629.31.0+4,666
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20164,03018.112.6--------
Has internet access at home19,93989.586.99,60183.53.9+10,338
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6,74330.330.93,19527.81.5+3,548

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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