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City of Launceston

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.3% of the resident workforce of the City of Launceston were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.7% in Greater Hobart.

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 Launceston go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed ()
City of Launceston20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons2,2157.35.72,0167.05.9+199
Males1,23555.858.21,10254.756.8+133
Females98044.241.891445.343.2+66
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years88239.838.881240.338.7+70
25 - 54 years1,14051.550.41,00649.951.7+134
55 - 64 years1808.19.91829.09.1-2
65 years and over130.60.9160.80.4-3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work1,37562.160.61,27763.361.5+98
Part-time work84037.939.473936.738.5+101
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1848.313.51346.610.2+50
Advanced diploma or diploma1125.14.9773.84.4+35
Certificate level46821.121.332015.915.1+148
No qualifications1,36661.755.81,36467.764.1+2
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1282437.244.568433.938.3+140
Year 1123210.510.922911.410.8+3
Under Year 1095042.935.992846.039.9+22
Still attending1436.56.4984.97.6+45
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5992,05792.988.9--------
$600 to $1,2491054.77.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 90.41.2--------
$2,000 or more 30.10.7--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home2069.310.71386.87.5+68
Has broadband internet access at home1,41463.868.662230.932.8+792
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)65229.428.058629.129.1+66

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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