City of Kingston

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.4% of the resident workforce of the City of Kingston were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 City of Kingston 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
City of Kingston20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,247100.0100.03,353100.0100.0+894
Unemployment rate--5.46.6--4.594.6+0.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,41733.435.21,10332.92.0+314
25 - 54 years2,20952.052.51,81554.13.1+394
55 - 64 years51812.210.736510.90.5+153
65 years and over1012.41.5631.90.1+38
Looking for
Full-time work2,19651.753.31,86855.73.3+328
Part-time work2,05048.346.71,48244.22.5+568
Bachelor or higher degree97222.922.267720.21.0+295
Advanced diploma or diploma46010.88.63259.70.4+135
Certificate level74517.518.355816.61.0+187
No qualifications1,96346.247.91,63648.83.0+327
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,78865.661.62,00059.63.1+788
Year 1151412.112.141512.40.8+99
Under Year 1087920.723.983224.81.6+47
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,90968.567.52,37370.84.0+536
Secondary school3919.27.42457.30.4+146
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences952.22.0762.30.1+19
Information Technology1523.63.21033.10.2+49
Engineering and Related Technologies3187.57.02326.90.3+86
Architecture and Building1142.72.7892.70.1+25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies431.01.0130.40.1+30
Management and Commerce58813.812.645213.50.6+136
Society and Culture3287.77.92206.60.4+108
Creative Arts1483.53.4892.70.2+59
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1513.63.51293.80.2+22
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,48334.938.21,14734.21.9+336
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201651612.115.7--------
Has internet access at home3,94592.988.42,94887.94.8+997
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,08225.526.688726.51.6+195

City of Kingston

economic profile