Livingstone Shire Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.9% of the resident workforce of Livingstone Shire Council area were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Livingstone Shire Council area 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
Livingstone Shire Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,330100.0100.0712100.0100.0+618
Unemployment rate--7.97.6--4.693.9+3.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years41731.435.624534.42.4+172
25 - 54 years66750.250.837152.13.4+296
55 - 64 years22216.711.98211.50.6+140
65 years and over231.71.7101.40.1+13
Looking for
Full-time work88566.560.144762.84.0+438
Part-time work44233.239.926336.92.4+179
Bachelor or higher degree957.113.7578.00.7+38
Advanced diploma or diploma806.08.1314.40.4+49
Certificate level37328.024.614920.91.4+224
No qualifications72754.750.443761.43.6+290
Highest level of schooling
Year 1261346.154.325035.13.1+363
Year 1115711.811.511816.60.8+39
Under Year 1053139.932.232745.92.4+204
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,06780.273.856379.15.0+504
Secondary school846.37.1567.90.4+28
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences50.41.440.60.1+1
Information Technology80.61.991.30.1-1
Engineering and Related Technologies13810.48.3446.20.4+94
Architecture and Building624.72.9233.20.2+39
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies221.71.2172.40.1+5
Management and Commerce1188.911.8507.00.6+68
Society and Culture876.57.3243.40.4+63
Creative Arts151.12.481.10.1+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services483.64.1294.10.2+19
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home534.017.4182.50.9+35
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016241.88.6--------
Has internet access at home1,12884.885.656979.95.2+559
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)44333.329.622231.22.0+221

Livingstone Shire

economic profile