Gympie Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.7% of the resident workforce of Gympie Regional Council 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 Gympie Regional Council 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
Gympie Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,871100.0100.01,453100.0100.0+418
Unemployment rate--9.77.6--7.793.9+1.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years54829.335.643930.22.4+109
25 - 54 years98852.850.881255.93.4+176
55 - 64 years30816.511.918812.90.6+120
65 years and over261.41.7141.00.1+12
Looking for
Full-time work1,19563.960.198667.94.0+209
Part-time work67135.939.946431.92.4+207
Bachelor or higher degree924.913.7573.90.7+35
Advanced diploma or diploma1467.88.1543.70.4+92
Certificate level59531.824.640427.81.4+191
No qualifications97151.950.485658.93.6+115
Highest level of schooling
Year 1271238.154.346431.93.1+248
Year 1125513.611.517712.20.8+78
Under Year 1086546.232.277353.22.4+92
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,52481.573.81,23484.95.0+290
Secondary school1136.07.1684.70.4+45
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences130.71.490.60.1+4
Information Technology231.21.9211.40.1+2
Engineering and Related Technologies1869.98.31238.50.4+63
Architecture and Building583.12.9594.10.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies412.21.2292.00.1+12
Management and Commerce1759.411.81017.00.6+74
Society and Culture1105.97.3523.60.4+58
Creative Arts341.82.4130.90.1+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services874.64.1644.40.2+23
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home573.017.4281.90.9+29
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016341.88.6--------
Has internet access at home1,60085.585.61,12877.65.2+472
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)56830.429.649434.02.0+74

Gympie Regional Council

economic profile