Shire of Murray

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.6% of the resident workforce of Shire of Murray 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 Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons680100.0100.0352100.0100.0+328
Unemployment rate--9.67.8--5.795.3+3.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years17025.031.110529.81.8+65
25 - 54 years39558.155.320758.82.6+188
55 - 64 years9714.311.83810.80.4+59
65 years and over182.61.861.70.1+12
Looking for
Full-time work46768.760.723767.33.0+230
Part-time work21932.239.311833.52.0+101
Bachelor or higher degree294.317.392.60.7+20
Advanced diploma or diploma345.08.1216.00.3+13
Certificate level20229.723.07521.31.0+127
No qualifications38456.548.423767.32.7+147
Highest level of schooling
Year 1223434.454.68825.02.4+146
Year 1113519.913.27521.30.7+60
Under Year 1029743.730.216948.01.7+128
Education institute attending
Not Attending57584.674.630386.13.7+272
Secondary school253.76.2298.20.3-4
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences91.32.00--0.1+9
Information Technology50.71.90--0.1+5
Engineering and Related Technologies8312.211.7329.10.4+51
Architecture and Building202.93.782.30.2+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies142.
Management and Commerce527.610.8164.50.5+36
Society and Culture324.76.2123.40.3+20
Creative Arts50.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services223.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home314.624.882.31.0+23
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016142.112.6--------
Has internet access at home59387.286.928982.13.9+304
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23935.130.913939.51.5+100

Murray Shire Council

economic profile