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Characteristics of the unemployed

4.9% of the resident workforce of the NSROC Region 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 NSROC Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
NSROC Region20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons15,322100.0100.013,170100.0100.0+2,152
Unemployment rate--4.96.3--4.594.1+0.3%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4,44229.033.14,18631.82.1+256
25 - 54 years8,50555.552.97,23354.93.4+1,272
55 - 64 years1,92612.612.31,47311.20.7+453
65 years and over4593.01.82772.10.1+182
Looking for--------------
Full-time work7,65249.955.06,92052.53.7+732
Part-time work7,65950.045.06,25847.52.5+1,401
Bachelor or higher degree6,90545.120.45,16439.21.0+1,741
Advanced diploma or diploma1,4479.48.21,35110.30.5+96
Certificate level1,3018.518.41,2889.81.1+13
No qualifications5,28434.549.64,90137.23.3+383
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1212,52981.857.110,30178.23.2+2,228
Year 116194.08.25544.20.5+65
Under Year 101,97412.932.32,10116.02.4-127
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending10,17866.470.48,55665.04.5+1,622
Secondary school9636.36.37345.60.3+229
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences5353.51.74203.20.1+115
Information Technology8155.33.05844.40.2+231
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1277.46.88386.40.4+289
Architecture and Building2901.92.33012.30.2-11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1180.81.1890.70.1+29
Management and Commerce3,53423.113.52,87621.80.8+658
Society and Culture1,4529.57.11,1698.90.4+283
Creative Arts6874.53.06304.80.2+57
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2801.83.22742.10.2+6
Mixed Field Programmes300.20.2230.20.0+7
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home7,31847.835.55,55842.21.9+1,760
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20163,01519.712.9--------
Has internet access at home14,26393.185.912,08891.85.1+2,175
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)4,36928.527.53,59327.31.8+776

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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