Hornsby Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.8% of the resident workforce of Hornsby Shire were unemployed in 2016, 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 Hornsby Shire 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
Hornsby Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons3,574100.0100.03,336100.0100.0+238
Unemployment rate--4.86.3--4.694.1+0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,15132.233.11,21336.42.1-62
25 - 54 years1,85952.052.91,70651.13.4+153
55 - 64 years45712.812.335610.70.7+101
65 years and over1052.91.8591.80.1+46
Looking for
Full-time work1,77249.655.01,68750.63.7+85
Part-time work1,80250.445.01,64449.32.5+158
Bachelor or higher degree1,40439.320.41,06331.91.0+341
Advanced diploma or diploma3449.68.23079.20.5+37
Certificate level40011.218.442512.71.1-25
No qualifications1,33437.349.61,41942.53.3-85
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,75477.157.12,39871.93.2+356
Year 111614.58.21705.10.5-9
Under Year 1060817.032.372021.62.4-112
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,38566.770.42,15164.54.5+234
Secondary school3148.86.32788.30.3+36
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1353.81.7993.00.1+36
Information Technology2166.03.01514.50.2+65
Engineering and Related Technologies3018.46.82487.40.4+53
Architecture and Building661.82.3832.50.2-17
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies431.21.1270.80.1+16
Management and Commerce64518.013.557817.30.8+67
Society and Culture3219.07.12728.20.4+49
Creative Arts1514.23.01273.80.2+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services742.13.2742.20.2--
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,63145.635.51,31239.31.9+319
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201650014.012.9--------
Has internet access at home3,40995.485.93,10493.05.1+305
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,09430.627.597429.21.8+120

Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile