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Characteristics of the unemployed

5.5% of the resident workforce of Penrith City were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.7% in Greater Sydney.

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed ()
Penrith City20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons5,0745.55.74,6755.35.3+399
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,94038.233.11,78238.132.3+158
25 - 54 years2,59351.155.62,43452.156.9+159
55 - 64 years4789.410.03958.49.4+83
65 years and over631.21.2641.41.4-1
Looking for--------------
Full-time work3,21263.358.23,12966.961.1+83
Part-time work1,86236.741.81,54633.138.9+316
Bachelor or higher degree3727.321.42675.716.0+105
Advanced diploma or diploma2995.98.81743.76.9+125
Certificate level1,04320.615.187118.614.6+172
No qualifications3,05760.249.93,05265.355.1+5
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 121,97538.959.91,48031.750.5+495
Year 114007.95.53888.36.1+12
Under Year 102,22943.926.42,41651.733.8-187
Still attending2935.84.82194.74.4+74
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5994,44387.685.9--------
$600 to $1,2493707.37.3--------
$1,250 to $1,999 641.32.3--------
$2,000 or more 390.82.0--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home96319.044.776016.343.3+203
Has broadband internet access at home3,85776.078.72,15346.149.4+1,704
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,59231.427.71,53432.828.2+58

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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