Lithgow City Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.7% of the resident workforce of Lithgow City Council 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 Lithgow City Council 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
Lithgow City Council 20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons653100.0100.0622100.0100.0+31
Unemployment rate--7.76.3--7.294.1+0.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years17026.033.119331.02.1-23
25 - 54 years38458.852.934655.63.4+38
55 - 64 years9013.812.37612.20.7+14
65 years and over132.01.830.50.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work45169.155.041767.03.7+34
Part-time work20531.445.020633.12.5-1
Bachelor or higher degree406.120.4386.11.0+2
Advanced diploma or diploma324.98.2274.30.5+5
Certificate level17126.218.413421.51.1+37
No qualifications37156.849.638662.13.3-15
Highest level of schooling
Year 1221633.157.118329.43.2+33
Year 117311.28.26510.50.5+8
Under Year 1035253.932.334956.12.4+3
Education institute attending
Not Attending52179.870.449178.94.5+30
Secondary school192.96.3335.30.3-14
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences71.11.761.00.1+1
Information Technology203.13.0121.90.2+8
Engineering and Related Technologies396.06.8325.10.4+7
Architecture and Building152.32.3132.10.2+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies111.71.1101.60.1+1
Management and Commerce497.513.5375.90.8+12
Society and Culture345.27.1335.30.4+1
Creative Arts71.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services294.43.2182.90.2+11
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home335.135.5193.11.9+14
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201691.412.9--------
Has internet access at home51278.485.943269.55.1+80
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)19630.027.518329.41.8+13

Lithgow City Council

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