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George Town Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

12.5% of the resident workforce of George Town 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 George Town Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
George Town Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons312100.0100.0247100.0100.0+65
Males18358.758.015161.156.8+32
Females13041.742.09638.943.2+34
Unemployment rate--12.57.5--9.26.8+3.3%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years9831.432.98434.032.0+14
25 - 54 years17656.450.514157.154.0+35
55 - 64 years3511.215.12610.513.1+9
65 years and over31.01.631.20.90
Looking for--------------
Full-time work21267.961.918574.964.7+27
Part-time work9630.838.16425.935.3+32
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree51.67.4104.06.4-5
Advanced diploma or diploma123.85.731.24.5+9
Certificate level8126.025.15120.622.1+30
No qualifications19863.557.417370.062.7+25
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1211637.237.27128.731.7+45
Year 114313.812.83514.211.8+8
Under Year 1014446.247.413755.553.7+7
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending24979.878.020783.878.5+42
University82.65.841.64.4+4
TAFE237.46.4176.97.7+6
Other92.91.641.61.9+5
Secondary school31.06.1104.05.3-7
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.900.00.70
Information Technology31.01.631.21.80
Engineering and Related Technologies206.47.8145.76.2+6
Architecture and Building61.92.572.83.0-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies41.32.031.22.1+1
Health82.62.000.01.6+8
Education82.61.741.61.3+4
Management and Commerce165.17.093.65.9+7
Society and Culture165.16.672.85.2+9
Creative Arts00.02.031.21.7-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services134.24.162.43.6+7
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.300.00.10
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home72.25.241.64.1+3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201641.33.0--------
Has internet access at home22572.179.716968.473.2+56
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)8828.228.58936.031.1-1

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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