Moreton Bay Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.7% of the resident workforce of Moreton Bay Region 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 Moreton Bay Region 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
Moreton Bay Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons15,855100.0100.011,461100.0100.0+4,394
Unemployment rate--7.77.6--6.293.9+1.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years6,14238.735.64,65940.72.4+1,483
25 - 54 years7,75548.950.85,71549.93.4+2,040
55 - 64 years1,71910.811.99858.60.6+734
65 years and over2401.51.71080.90.1+132
Looking for
Full-time work9,50660.060.17,24863.24.0+2,258
Part-time work6,35340.139.94,21536.82.4+2,138
Bachelor or higher degree1,4939.413.77816.80.7+712
Advanced diploma or diploma1,4229.08.16805.90.4+742
Certificate level4,28927.124.62,80224.41.4+1,487
No qualifications8,19651.750.46,73358.73.6+1,463
Highest level of schooling
Year 127,98150.354.34,90542.83.1+3,076
Year 112,05112.911.51,54013.40.8+511
Under Year 105,55835.132.24,78841.82.4+770
Education institute attending
Not Attending11,90975.173.88,95878.25.0+2,951
Secondary school1,5379.77.19998.70.4+538
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1581.01.4910.80.1+67
Information Technology2971.91.91851.60.1+112
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1337.18.36385.60.4+495
Architecture and Building3492.22.94614.00.2-112
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1651.01.21381.20.1+27
Management and Commerce1,95712.311.81,0829.40.6+875
Society and Culture1,2167.77.36685.80.4+548
Creative Arts3492.22.41751.50.1+174
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7234.64.14033.50.2+320
Mixed Field Programmes500.30.2140.10.0+36
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,4829.317.48117.10.9+671
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20168535.48.6--------
Has internet access at home14,40890.985.69,82985.85.2+4,579
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)5,17532.629.63,97934.72.0+1,196

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile