Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.1% of the resident workforce of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council 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 the Lockyer Valley Regional 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
Lockyer Valley Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,389100.0100.01,014100.0100.0+375
Unemployment rate--8.17.6--6.593.9+1.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years48635.035.638237.72.4+104
25 - 54 years73452.850.855554.73.4+179
55 - 64 years15511.211.9706.90.6+85
65 years and over181.31.770.70.1+11
Looking for
Full-time work91165.660.165264.34.0+259
Part-time work47934.539.936035.52.4+119
Bachelor or higher degree906.513.7686.70.7+22
Advanced diploma or diploma906.58.1545.30.4+36
Certificate level36626.324.621321.01.4+153
No qualifications78956.850.463362.43.6+156
Highest level of schooling
Year 1259342.754.339138.63.1+202
Year 1115811.411.512312.10.8+35
Under Year 1059642.932.246545.92.4+131
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,09578.873.880379.25.0+292
Secondary school705.07.1605.90.4+10
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences161.21.4111.10.1+5
Information Technology90.61.990.90.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies1007.28.3565.50.4+44
Architecture and Building221.62.9282.80.2-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies382.71.2353.50.1+3
Management and Commerce1248.911.8868.50.6+38
Society and Culture1007.27.3484.70.4+52
Creative Arts120.92.4131.30.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services533.84.1272.70.2+26
Mixed Field Programmes40.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1289.217.4949.30.9+34
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016846.08.6--------
Has internet access at home1,12981.385.677776.65.2+352
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)40629.229.638938.42.0+17

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

economic profile