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NSROC Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.6% of the resident workforce of the NSROC Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.9% 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed ()
NSROC Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons13,8904.65.910,1103.65.9+3,780
Males7,18851.753.65,38353.254.7+1,805
Females6,70248.346.44,72746.845.3+1,975
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4,37331.533.83,30532.732.8+1,068
25 - 54 years7,52954.254.65,40253.456.7+2,127
55 - 64 years1,58611.410.41,13311.29.7+453
65 years and over4022.91.22702.70.9+132
Looking for--------------
Full-time work7,23352.159.45,23851.862.9+1,995
Part-time work6,65747.940.64,87248.237.1+1,785
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,46139.316.53,27332.411.7+2,188
Advanced diploma or diploma1,40410.17.61,05110.45.9+353
Certificate level1,3209.518.21,02410.117.1+296
No qualifications5,12636.952.84,10840.658.4+1,018
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1210,74477.450.77,28672.141.6+3,458
Year 114483.26.74084.07.0+40
Under Year 101,59911.534.31,48214.742.9+117
Still attending7795.65.36246.24.4+155
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59910,86178.287.2--------
$600 to $1,2491,2799.27.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 7065.11.9--------
$2,000 or more 8115.81.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home5,93942.831.04,01639.727.6+1,923
Has broadband internet access at home12,05586.873.96,93268.641.5+5,123
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,75327.028.82,54625.230.2+1,207

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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