Penrith City

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.7% of the resident workforce of Penrith City were unemployed in 2016, 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 Penrith City go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Penrith City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons5,743100.0100.05,055100.0100.0+688
Unemployment rate--5.76.3--5.594.1+0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,19038.133.11,94138.42.1+249
25 - 54 years2,83949.452.92,60251.53.4+237
55 - 64 years63811.112.34699.30.7+169
65 years and over761.31.8440.90.1+32
Looking for
Full-time work3,39559.155.03,20263.33.7+193
Part-time work2,34940.945.01,85336.72.5+496
Bachelor or higher degree62710.920.43807.51.0+247
Advanced diploma or diploma4527.98.22945.80.5+158
Certificate level1,18620.718.41,04120.61.1+145
No qualifications3,29557.449.63,05860.53.3+237
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,65146.257.12,01539.93.2+636
Year 1161510.78.24609.10.5+155
Under Year 102,36041.132.32,41647.82.4-56
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,22673.670.43,80775.34.5+419
Secondary school4798.36.32985.90.3+181
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences631.11.7400.80.1+23
Information Technology1322.33.01002.00.2+32
Engineering and Related Technologies2885.06.82795.50.4+9
Architecture and Building1011.82.31082.10.2-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies470.81.1330.70.1+14
Management and Commerce62010.813.54959.80.8+125
Society and Culture4067.17.12635.20.4+143
Creative Arts1091.93.0911.80.2+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2384.13.21783.50.2+60
Mixed Field Programmes150.30.2130.30.0+2
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,32023.035.596319.11.9+357
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20163255.712.9--------
Has internet access at home5,10989.085.94,17182.55.1+938
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,73230.227.51,59331.51.8+139

Penrith City Council

economic profile