City of Melville

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.8% of the resident workforce of the City of Melville were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

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 City of Melville 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
City of Melville20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons3,408100.0100.02,073100.0100.0+1,335
Unemployment rate--6.87.8--4.195.3+2.7%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,21235.631.182239.71.8+390
25 - 54 years1,66448.855.31,02049.22.6+644
55 - 64 years42712.511.81969.50.4+231
65 years and over1053.11.8351.70.1+70
Looking for
Full-time work1,74451.260.796546.63.0+779
Part-time work1,66648.939.31,11153.62.0+555
Bachelor or higher degree1,07431.517.356127.10.7+513
Advanced diploma or diploma3359.88.11949.40.3+141
Certificate level54115.923.027913.51.0+262
No qualifications1,38540.648.496546.62.7+420
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,51373.754.61,41868.42.4+1,095
Year 112818.213.221910.60.7+62
Under Year 1057817.030.238918.81.7+189
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,25166.174.61,28261.83.7+969
Secondary school2336.86.21336.40.3+100
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1313.82.0743.60.1+57
Information Technology752.21.9562.70.1+19
Engineering and Related Technologies49814.611.71567.50.4+342
Architecture and Building1013.03.7623.00.2+39
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies341.01.2211.00.1+13
Management and Commerce52015.310.828313.70.5+237
Society and Culture2366.96.21426.90.3+94
Creative Arts912.72.2643.10.1+27
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services752.23.1482.30.2+27
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home99029.024.859928.91.0+391
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201645213.312.6--------
Has internet access at home3,14692.386.91,91492.33.9+1,232
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)90426.530.955626.81.5+348

City of Melville

economic profile