City of Playford

Characteristics of the unemployed

12.7% of the resident workforce of the City of Playford were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.5% in South Australia.

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 City of Playford 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
City of Playford20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,770100.0100.03,216100.0100.0+1,554
Unemployment rate--12.77.5--9.594.3+3.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,72936.234.31,30140.52.2+428
25 - 54 years2,64555.552.91,71553.33.3+930
55 - 64 years3797.911.61875.80.6+192
65 years and over210.41.370.20.1+14
Looking for
Full-time work3,14265.958.62,17367.63.7+969
Part-time work1,62934.241.41,04732.62.4+582
Bachelor or higher degree2164.515.6872.70.8+129
Advanced diploma or diploma2324.96.5892.80.3+143
Certificate level1,39029.123.074823.31.3+642
No qualifications2,73857.451.72,12266.03.5+616
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,72436.150.793429.02.7+790
Year 111,17124.520.384226.21.3+329
Under Year 101,71936.026.41,32141.11.9+398
Education institute attending
Not Attending3,59575.470.72,52978.64.4+1,066
Secondary school3587.58.12357.30.4+123
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences340.71.8150.50.1+19
Information Technology681.42.1411.30.1+27
Engineering and Related Technologies2996.38.21655.10.4+134
Architecture and Building1362.92.6682.10.2+68
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies551.21.3341.10.1+21
Management and Commerce3868.110.42467.60.6+140
Society and Culture3988.37.61895.90.4+209
Creative Arts701.52.2190.60.1+51
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2154.53.6973.00.2+118
Mixed Field Programmes160.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home71415.024.136311.31.2+351
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162324.910.8--------
Has internet access at home4,01084.185.32,41275.04.8+1,598
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,62034.028.01,03432.21.7+586

City of Playford

economic profile