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Town of Port Hedland

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.3% of the resident workforce of the Town of Port Hedland were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.8% in Western 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 Town of Port Hedland go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons393100.0100.0284100.0100.0+109
Males19549.655.214751.854.7+48
Females19850.444.813146.145.3+67
Unemployment rate--5.37.8--3.695.3+1.7%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years8922.631.18831.01.8+1
25 - 54 years25364.455.318665.52.6+67
55 - 64 years4110.411.8134.60.4+28
65 years and over92.31.831.10.1+6
Looking for--------------
Full-time work28973.560.721676.13.0+73
Part-time work10326.239.36823.92.0+35
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree317.917.3134.60.7+18
Advanced diploma or diploma297.48.1134.60.3+16
Certificate level8922.623.05720.11.0+32
No qualifications22256.548.418264.12.7+40
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1215338.954.68630.32.4+67
Year 117118.113.24315.10.7+28
Under Year 1014536.930.214149.61.7+4
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending33485.074.625890.83.7+76
University82.010.231.10.5+5
TAFE225.65.8144.90.3+8
Other143.62.100.00.1+14
Secondary school205.16.231.10.3+17
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences30.82.031.10.10
Information Technology00.01.931.10.1-3
Engineering and Related Technologies4310.911.7217.40.4+22
Architecture and Building133.33.782.80.2+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies71.81.262.10.1+1
Health143.63.472.50.1+7
Education51.32.100.00.1+5
Management and Commerce297.410.8248.50.5+5
Society and Culture205.16.272.50.3+13
Creative Arts61.52.200.00.1+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services102.53.1113.90.2-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.00
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home8521.624.85118.01.0+34
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20164210.712.6--------
Has internet access at home24863.186.915153.23.9+97
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13133.330.98831.01.5+43

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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