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Gunnedah Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.5% of the resident workforce of the Gunnedah Shire were unemployed in 2011, 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 the Gunnedah Shire go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons311100.0100.0334100.0100.0-23
Males16553.152.916248.553.4+3
Females15549.847.117251.546.6-17
Unemployment rate--5.56.3--6.094.1-0.5%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years10132.533.110932.62.1-8
25 - 54 years16553.152.918254.53.4-17
55 - 64 years5016.112.33510.50.7+15
65 years and over00.01.851.50.1-5
Looking for--------------
Full-time work21067.555.022467.13.7-14
Part-time work11236.045.010631.72.5+6
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree154.820.430.91.0+12
Advanced diploma or diploma123.98.2164.80.5-4
Certificate level7323.518.46720.11.1+6
No qualifications19964.049.622366.83.3-24
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 128828.357.17823.43.2+10
Year 114113.28.2278.10.5+14
Under Year 1017556.332.321664.72.4-41
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending24980.170.426378.74.5-14
University103.212.892.70.7+1
TAFE3110.06.6309.00.5+1
Other51.62.600.00.1+5
Secondary school113.56.3175.10.3-6
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences31.01.700.00.1+3
Information Technology51.63.051.50.20
Engineering and Related Technologies144.56.8133.90.4+1
Architecture and Building00.02.382.40.2-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies92.91.100.00.1+9
Health82.63.241.20.2+4
Education00.02.000.00.10
Management and Commerce227.113.5257.50.8-3
Society and Culture185.87.1154.50.4+3
Creative Arts31.03.041.20.2-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services51.63.241.20.2+1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.00
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home31.035.5103.01.9-7
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201600.012.9--------
Has internet access at home23475.285.922968.65.1+5
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10333.127.510431.11.8-1

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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