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Characteristics of the unemployed

7.7% of the resident workforce of Lithgow City Council were unemployed in 2011, 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.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Lithgow City Council 20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 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 Programmes00.
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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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