Hilltops Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.6% of the resident workforce of the Hilltops Council area were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in NSW.

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 Hilltops 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
Hilltops Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % NSWnumber%. % NSW2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons447100.0100.0466100.0100.0-19
Unemployment rate--5.66.3--5.894.1-0.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years13129.333.114731.52.1-16
25 - 54 years24254.152.924753.03.4-5
55 - 64 years6213.912.36413.70.7-2
65 years and over71.61.8122.60.1-5
Looking for
Full-time work29465.855.029763.73.7-3
Part-time work15234.045.017938.42.5-27
Bachelor or higher degree184.020.4224.71.0-4
Advanced diploma or diploma204.
Certificate level11325.318.410622.71.1+7
No qualifications26759.749.630164.63.3-34
Highest level of schooling
Year 1212828.657.111925.53.2+9
Year 115813.08.25010.70.5+8
Under Year 1024454.632.327358.62.4-29
Education institute attending
Not Attending36281.070.433571.94.5+27
Secondary school224.96.3326.90.3-10
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences30.71.730.60.1--
Information Technology71.
Engineering and Related Technologies286.36.8245.20.4+4
Architecture and Building51.12.3132.80.2-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies81.81.1112.40.1-3
Management and Commerce296.513.5255.40.8+4
Society and Culture204.57.1183.90.4+2
Creative Arts003.030.60.2-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services163.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home194.335.5265.61.9-7
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201630.712.9--------
Has internet access at home31069.485.930866.15.1+2
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)14131.527.514230.51.8-1

Hilltops Council area

economic profile