Kempsey Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.6% of the resident workforce of Kempsey 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 Kempsey 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
Kempsey Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons886100.0100.0911100.0100.0-25
Unemployment rate--8.66.3--8.994.1-0.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years23026.033.126429.02.1-34
25 - 54 years46552.552.952057.13.4-55
55 - 64 years16518.612.311212.30.7+53
65 years and over222.51.8131.40.1+9
Looking for
Full-time work56163.355.063169.33.7-70
Part-time work32636.845.028030.72.5+46
Bachelor or higher degree485.420.4353.81.0+13
Advanced diploma or diploma637.18.2495.40.5+14
Certificate level26329.718.425227.71.1+11
No qualifications46152.049.652557.63.3-64
Highest level of schooling
Year 1227831.457.124026.33.2+38
Year 1110111.48.29110.00.5+10
Under Year 1047954.132.354860.22.4-69
Education institute attending
Not Attending74884.470.474481.74.5+4
Secondary school293.36.3444.80.3-15
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences91.01.730.30.1+6
Information Technology101.13.0121.30.2-2
Engineering and Related Technologies809.06.8556.00.4+25
Architecture and Building343.82.3495.40.2-15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies141.61.1232.50.1-9
Management and Commerce758.513.5606.60.8+15
Society and Culture637.17.1485.30.4+15
Creative Arts111.23.0171.90.2-6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services303.43.2313.40.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home151.735.5323.51.9-17
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201670.812.9--------
Has internet access at home66074.585.959665.45.1+64
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)27330.827.530032.91.8-27

Kempsey Shire

economic profile