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Meander Valley Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.8% of the resident workforce of Meander Valley 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 Meander Valley Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Meander Valley Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons524100.0100.0455100.0100.0+69
Males30959.058.023852.356.8+71
Females21440.842.021547.343.2-1
Unemployment rate--5.87.5--5.06.8+0.8%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years18936.132.913930.532.0+50
25 - 54 years26650.850.522449.254.0+42
55 - 64 years6211.815.18518.713.1-23
65 years and over112.11.630.70.9+8
Looking for--------------
Full-time work33063.061.927059.364.7+60
Part-time work18936.138.118640.935.3+3
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree468.87.4286.26.4+18
Advanced diploma or diploma295.55.7214.64.5+8
Certificate level12924.625.18819.322.1+41
No qualifications30057.357.428863.362.7+12
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1221941.837.214030.831.7+79
Year 116312.012.85111.211.8+12
Under Year 1022843.547.424954.753.7-21
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending41378.878.036279.678.5+51
University183.45.8194.24.4-1
TAFE366.96.4337.37.7+3
Other71.31.6112.41.9-4
Secondary school417.86.1347.55.3+7
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences51.00.940.90.7+1
Information Technology91.71.630.71.8+6
Engineering and Related Technologies336.37.8286.26.2+5
Architecture and Building142.72.5112.43.0+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies142.72.092.02.1+5
Health173.22.061.31.6+11
Education40.81.751.11.3-1
Management and Commerce356.77.0316.85.9+4
Society and Culture244.66.6255.55.2-1
Creative Arts112.12.030.71.7+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services244.64.1184.03.6+6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.300.00.10
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home183.45.2122.64.1+6
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201651.03.0--------
Has internet access at home43683.279.734074.773.2+96
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13626.028.514431.631.1-8

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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