Inner West Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.8% of the resident workforce of the Inner West Council area 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 the Inner West 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
Inner West Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons5,019100.0100.04,929100.0100.0+90
Unemployment rate--4.86.3--5.194.1-0.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,28425.633.11,25425.42.1+30
25 - 54 years2,97459.352.93,06562.23.4-91
55 - 64 years64512.912.355611.30.7+89
65 years and over1202.41.8621.30.1+58
Looking for
Full-time work2,70253.855.02,91559.13.7-213
Part-time work2,31546.145.02,02141.02.5+294
Bachelor or higher degree1,84736.820.41,54631.41.0+301
Advanced diploma or diploma4889.78.251410.40.5-26
Certificate level59911.918.462612.71.1-27
No qualifications1,97839.449.62,04041.43.3-62
Highest level of schooling
Year 123,85176.757.13,50571.13.2+346
Year 112675.38.22675.40.5--
Under Year 1081816.332.31,01520.62.4-197
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,52070.170.43,45270.04.5+68
Secondary school1713.46.31212.50.3+50
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1332.61.7992.00.1+34
Information Technology1803.63.01853.80.2-5
Engineering and Related Technologies2725.46.82475.00.4+25
Architecture and Building1172.32.31262.60.2-9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies380.81.1190.40.1+19
Management and Commerce82016.313.578215.90.8+38
Society and Culture53010.67.14559.20.4+75
Creative Arts3867.73.04098.30.2-23
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1362.73.21342.70.2+2
Mixed Field Programmes120.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home2,04840.835.52,01040.81.9+38
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201682316.412.9--------
Has internet access at home4,34486.685.94,08983.05.1+255
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,09421.827.51,06621.61.8+28

Inner West Council

economic profile