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Dorset Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.6% of the resident workforce of Dorset Council area were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.5% in Regional TAS.

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 Dorset Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Dorset Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons212100.0100.0272100.0100.0-60
Unemployment rate--7.67.5--9.26.8-1.6%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2712.732.95319.532.0-26
25 - 54 years13262.350.516962.154.0-37
55 - 64 years5023.615.13914.313.1+11
65 years and over73.31.631.10.9+4
Looking for--------------
Full-time work13563.761.919471.364.7-59
Part-time work7836.838.17527.635.3+3
Bachelor or higher degree73.37.4134.86.4-6
Advanced diploma or diploma136.15.7103.74.5+3
Certificate level6028.325.16523.922.1-5
No qualifications12458.557.417263.262.7-48
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 126731.637.27025.731.7-3
Year 112310.812.8259.211.8-2
Under Year 1011152.447.416962.153.7-58
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending18185.478.024188.678.5-60
Secondary school41.
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.931.10.7-3
Information Technology00.01.600.01.80
Engineering and Related Technologies125.77.8197.06.2-7
Architecture and Building62.82.562.23.00
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies136.
Management and Commerce136.17.0145.15.9-1
Society and Culture146.66.6176.35.2-3
Creative Arts31.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services157.
Mixed Field Programmes31.40.300.00.1+3
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home31.
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201600.03.0--------
Has internet access at home15975.079.719069.973.2-31
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6329.728.57025.731.1-7

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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