City of Knox

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.6% of the resident workforce of the City of Knox 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 Knox 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 Knox20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,581100.0100.03,705100.0100.0+876
Unemployment rate--5.66.6--4.694.6+1.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,68536.835.21,40537.92.0+280
25 - 54 years2,26849.552.51,86250.33.1+406
55 - 64 years56112.210.740210.90.5+159
65 years and over691.51.5381.00.1+31
Looking for
Full-time work2,36251.653.32,02654.73.3+336
Part-time work2,22348.546.71,67945.32.5+544
Bachelor or higher degree90919.822.257015.41.0+339
Advanced diploma or diploma4539.98.63008.10.4+153
Certificate level91319.918.367118.11.0+242
No qualifications2,18947.847.92,01454.43.0+175
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,72659.561.61,93252.13.1+794
Year 1161313.412.155114.90.8+62
Under Year 101,17325.623.91,14530.91.6+28
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,14168.667.52,62370.84.0+518
Secondary school49610.87.437710.20.4+119
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1012.22.0651.80.1+36
Information Technology1693.73.21032.80.2+66
Engineering and Related Technologies3828.37.02587.00.3+124
Architecture and Building1292.82.7972.60.1+32
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies320.71.0240.60.1+8
Management and Commerce55812.212.640611.00.6+152
Society and Culture3337.37.92236.00.4+110
Creative Arts1503.33.4822.20.2+68
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1834.03.51333.60.2+50
Mixed Field Programmes120.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,48432.438.297726.41.9+507
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20163908.515.7--------
Has internet access at home4,33394.688.43,32289.74.8+1,011
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,24927.326.61,02727.71.6+222

City of Knox

economic profile