City of Kwinana

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.8% of the resident workforce of the City of Kwinana were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

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 Kwinana go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics
City of Kwinana20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,025100.0100.0921100.0100.0+1,104
Unemployment rate--10.87.8--6.795.3+4.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years62630.931.135738.81.8+269
25 - 54 years1,19559.055.349453.62.6+701
55 - 64 years1919.411.8576.20.4+134
65 years and over221.11.8121.30.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work1,35366.860.761066.23.0+743
Part-time work67433.339.331033.72.0+364
Bachelor or higher degree21510.617.3566.10.7+159
Advanced diploma or diploma1346.68.1434.70.3+91
Certificate level57128.223.021223.01.0+359
No qualifications1,03451.148.454659.32.7+488
Highest level of schooling
Year 1293346.154.632535.32.4+608
Year 1132015.813.217919.40.7+141
Under Year 1072836.030.239342.71.7+335
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,63180.574.675181.53.7+880
Secondary school824.06.2525.60.3+30
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences351.
Information Technology391.91.9192.10.1+20
Engineering and Related Technologies22211.011.7717.70.4+151
Architecture and Building603.03.7293.10.2+31
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies301.
Management and Commerce1959.610.8596.40.5+136
Society and Culture1236.16.2444.80.3+79
Creative Arts371.82.2111.20.1+26
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services713.53.1374.00.2+34
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home48323.924.810511.41.0+378
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201625212.412.6--------
Has internet access at home1,77887.886.973980.23.9+1,039
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)74836.930.934337.21.5+405

City of Kwinana

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