Ku-ring-gai Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.7% of the resident workforce of Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,705100.0100.02,324100.0100.0+381
Unemployment rate--4.76.3--4.494.1+0.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years90733.533.181535.12.1+92
25 - 54 years1,36550.552.91,16850.33.4+197
55 - 64 years33612.412.328112.10.7+55
65 years and over953.51.8662.80.1+29
Looking for
Full-time work1,23645.755.01,14849.43.7+88
Part-time work1,47154.445.01,18150.82.5+290
Bachelor or higher degree1,24746.120.497341.91.0+274
Advanced diploma or diploma2117.88.21998.60.5+12
Certificate level1736.418.41868.01.1-13
No qualifications1,02237.849.690038.73.3+122
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,23882.757.11,88981.33.2+349
Year 111174.38.2823.50.5+35
Under Year 1031711.732.333314.32.4-16
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,77365.570.41,45562.64.5+318
Secondary school2459.16.32028.70.3+43
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences923.41.7763.30.1+16
Information Technology1074.03.0964.10.2+11
Engineering and Related Technologies1846.86.81245.30.4+60
Architecture and Building401.52.3542.30.2-14
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies220.81.1200.90.1+2
Management and Commerce61822.813.551422.10.8+104
Society and Culture2579.57.11908.20.4+67
Creative Arts1204.43.01034.40.2+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services341.33.2361.50.2-2
Mixed Field Programmes40.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,03338.235.572931.41.9+304
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201632812.112.9--------
Has internet access at home2,61596.785.92,21795.45.1+398
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)91533.827.571830.91.8+197

Ku-ring-gai Council

economic profile