Lismore City

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of Lismore City 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 Lismore City 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
Lismore City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,529100.0100.01,658100.0100.0-129
Unemployment rate--7.86.3--8.294.1-0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years50132.833.156434.02.1-63
25 - 54 years76249.852.988153.13.4-119
55 - 64 years23915.612.320212.20.7+37
65 years and over241.61.890.50.1+15
Looking for
Full-time work83254.455.090554.63.7-73
Part-time work69745.645.075245.42.5-55
Bachelor or higher degree19112.520.419811.91.0-7
Advanced diploma or diploma1117.38.21156.90.5-4
Certificate level42227.618.442925.91.1-7
No qualifications73948.349.684651.03.3-107
Highest level of schooling
Year 1269345.357.169642.03.2-3
Year 1117211.28.21619.70.5+11
Under Year 1064141.932.376646.22.4-125
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,08470.970.41,15669.74.5-72
Secondary school1107.26.31056.30.3+5
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences201.31.7221.30.1-2
Information Technology312.03.0241.40.2+7
Engineering and Related Technologies785.16.8694.20.4+9
Architecture and Building392.62.3452.70.2-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies503.31.1714.30.1-21
Management and Commerce1318.613.51197.20.8+12
Society and Culture1298.47.11187.10.4+11
Creative Arts855.63.0985.90.2-13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services593.93.2643.90.2-5
Mixed Field Programmes90.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home875.735.5875.21.9--
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016392.612.9--------
Has internet access at home1,26682.885.91,23874.75.1+28
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)42027.527.550830.61.8-88

Lismore City

economic profile