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Northern Beaches Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

3.5% of the resident workforce of the Northern Beaches Council area were unemployed in 2011, 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 Northern Beaches Council area go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons4,640100.0100.04,417100.0100.0+223
Males2,36551.052.92,33252.853.4+33
Females2,27349.047.12,09247.446.6+181
Unemployment rate--3.56.3--3.594.1--%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,40830.333.11,25528.42.1+153
25 - 54 years2,41552.052.92,48656.33.4-71
55 - 64 years63413.712.356312.70.7+71
65 years and over1803.91.81092.50.1+71
Looking for--------------
Full-time work2,20147.455.02,32252.63.7-121
Part-time work2,43752.545.02,09447.42.5+343
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,47331.720.41,19127.01.0+282
Advanced diploma or diploma51811.28.253512.10.5-17
Certificate level63813.818.468315.51.1-45
No qualifications1,88840.749.61,84241.73.3+46
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123,18668.757.12,85964.73.2+327
Year 113066.68.22826.40.5+24
Under Year 101,08423.432.31,19227.02.4-108
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending3,27170.570.43,21572.84.5+56
University48610.512.84239.60.7+63
TAFE2294.96.63056.90.5-76
Other1122.42.6841.90.1+28
Secondary school51711.16.33187.20.3+199
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences1082.31.7801.80.1+28
Information Technology1322.83.01423.20.2-10
Engineering and Related Technologies2876.26.82475.60.4+40
Architecture and Building1152.52.31683.80.2-53
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies380.81.1451.00.1-7
Health1403.03.21423.20.2-2
Education1232.72.01242.80.1-1
Management and Commerce86718.713.578617.80.8+81
Society and Culture4068.87.13568.10.4+50
Creative Arts2836.13.02184.90.2+65
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1312.83.21132.60.2+18
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.200.00.0+5
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home1,08023.335.581618.51.9+264
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201647110.212.9--------
Has internet access at home4,32093.185.93,91688.75.1+404
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,36729.527.51,41932.11.8-52

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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