MidCoast Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.0% of the resident workforce of the MidCoast Council area were unemployed in 2016, 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 the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,977100.0100.02,780100.0100.0+197
Unemployment rate--9.06.3--8.694.1+0.4%
Age structure
15 - 24 years82127.633.181729.42.1+4
25 - 54 years1,52851.352.91,51454.53.4+14
55 - 64 years57519.312.342215.20.7+153
65 years and over501.71.8301.10.1+20
Looking for
Full-time work1,86762.755.01,79564.63.7+72
Part-time work1,10637.245.097935.22.5+127
Bachelor or higher degree1826.120.41003.61.0+82
Advanced diploma or diploma1976.68.21485.30.5+49
Certificate level90830.518.482329.61.1+85
No qualifications1,53551.649.61,55455.93.3-19
Highest level of schooling
Year 1295131.957.173526.43.2+216
Year 1130510.28.22769.90.5+29
Under Year 101,63454.932.31,68660.62.4-52
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,37479.770.42,24780.84.5+127
Secondary school1264.26.31144.10.3+12
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences150.51.7100.40.1+5
Information Technology561.93.0491.80.2+7
Engineering and Related Technologies2317.86.81696.10.4+62
Architecture and Building993.32.31244.50.2-25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies672.31.1682.40.1-1
Management and Commerce2608.713.52388.60.8+22
Society and Culture2016.87.11304.70.4+71
Creative Arts571.93.0391.40.2+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1304.43.21114.00.2+19
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home913.135.5822.91.9+9
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016311.012.9--------
Has internet access at home2,38680.185.92,05373.85.1+333
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)84728.527.585330.71.8-6

MidCoast Council

economic profile