City of Monash

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.0% of the resident workforce of the City of Monash 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 Monash 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 Monash20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons6,953100.0100.05,164100.0100.0+1,789
Unemployment rate--8.06.6--6.294.6+1.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,78740.135.22,06740.02.0+720
25 - 54 years3,51150.552.52,62150.83.1+890
55 - 64 years5728.210.74128.00.5+160
65 years and over901.31.5571.10.1+33
Looking for
Full-time work2,96542.653.32,52348.93.3+442
Part-time work3,98557.346.72,64551.22.5+1,340
Bachelor or higher degree2,57937.122.21,70233.01.0+877
Advanced diploma or diploma5928.58.64979.60.4+95
Certificate level6799.818.351410.01.0+165
No qualifications2,96442.647.92,23843.33.0+726
Highest level of schooling
Year 125,69882.061.63,98277.13.1+1,716
Year 114326.212.13657.10.8+67
Under Year 1074510.723.967613.11.6+69
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,81454.967.53,02458.64.0+790
Secondary school3585.17.42615.10.4+97
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences2343.42.01603.10.1+74
Information Technology4216.13.22625.10.2+159
Engineering and Related Technologies5618.17.04148.00.3+147
Architecture and Building1311.92.71062.10.1+25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies490.71.0370.70.1+12
Management and Commerce1,27218.312.689217.30.6+380
Society and Culture4656.77.93456.70.4+120
Creative Arts1992.93.41543.00.2+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1612.33.51392.70.2+22
Mixed Field Programmes240.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home4,46564.238.23,06859.41.9+1,397
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162,22532.015.7--------
Has internet access at home6,18589.088.44,61889.44.8+1,567
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,56322.526.61,16622.61.6+397

City of Monash

economic profile