City of Merri-bek

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.9% of the resident workforce of the City of Merri-bek were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 Merri-bek 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 Merri-bek20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons5,917100.0100.04,306100.0100.0+1,611
Unemployment rate--6.96.6--5.894.6+1.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,91332.335.21,42333.02.0+490
25 - 54 years3,45758.452.52,55659.43.1+901
55 - 64 years4888.210.72966.90.5+192
65 years and over611.01.5280.70.1+33
Looking for
Full-time work3,15053.253.32,44356.73.3+707
Part-time work2,76346.746.71,86243.22.5+901
Bachelor or higher degree1,84131.122.21,17427.31.0+667
Advanced diploma or diploma5218.88.63828.90.4+139
Certificate level86514.618.365315.21.0+212
No qualifications2,54643.047.91,93244.93.0+614
Highest level of schooling
Year 124,37774.061.62,93668.23.1+1,441
Year 115248.912.146310.80.8+61
Under Year 1091015.423.978418.21.6+126
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,89765.967.52,90567.54.0+992
Secondary school2764.77.41653.80.4+111
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1582.72.01212.80.1+37
Information Technology2323.93.21463.40.2+86
Engineering and Related Technologies4016.87.02776.40.3+124
Architecture and Building1592.72.71032.40.1+56
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies581.01.0340.80.1+24
Management and Commerce72212.212.649011.40.6+232
Society and Culture5589.47.93678.50.4+191
Creative Arts3596.13.42555.90.2+104
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2023.43.51724.00.2+30
Mixed Field Programmes150.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home2,80747.438.21,92444.71.9+883
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,24321.015.7--------
Has internet access at home5,37790.988.43,67385.34.8+1,704
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,29421.926.695022.11.6+344

City of Merri-bek

economic profile