North Sydney Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

3.7% of the resident workforce of North Sydney 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 North Sydney 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
North Sydney Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,561100.0100.01,445100.0100.0+116
Unemployment rate--3.76.3--3.794.1+0.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years23915.333.125017.32.1-11
25 - 54 years97762.652.993864.93.4+39
55 - 64 years26316.812.320113.90.7+62
65 years and over815.21.8493.40.1+32
Looking for
Full-time work95961.455.095766.23.7+2
Part-time work60138.545.048933.82.5+112
Bachelor or higher degree84654.220.473951.11.0+107
Advanced diploma or diploma18211.78.217612.20.5+6
Certificate level1247.918.41178.11.1+7
No qualifications37424.049.635624.63.3+18
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,34085.857.11,22684.83.2+114
Year 11613.98.2584.00.5+3
Under Year 101378.832.314510.02.4-8
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,22678.570.41,09075.44.5+136
Secondary school422.76.3191.30.3+23
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences523.31.7463.20.1+6
Information Technology654.23.0755.20.2-10
Engineering and Related Technologies925.96.8926.40.4--
Architecture and Building402.62.3261.80.2+14
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies130.
Management and Commerce44428.413.540227.80.8+42
Society and Culture21413.77.117812.30.4+36
Creative Arts1056.73.01047.20.2+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services301.93.2251.70.2+5
Mixed Field Programmes000.230.20.0-3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home50832.535.544430.71.9+64
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201626517.012.9--------
Has internet access at home1,46593.985.91,33192.15.1+134
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)39225.127.528319.61.8+109

North Sydney Council

economic profile