Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilEconomic profile
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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.0% of the resident workforce of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.3% in NSW.

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons1,235100.0100.0829100.0100.0+406
Males66553.852.946656.253.4+199
Females56645.847.136744.346.6+199
Unemployment rate--4.06.3--2.894.1+1.2%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years41933.933.128534.42.1+134
25 - 54 years61549.852.942851.63.4+187
55 - 64 years15612.612.39211.10.7+64
65 years and over413.31.8202.40.1+21
Looking for--------------
Full-time work69656.455.050060.33.7+196
Part-time work53643.445.032539.22.5+211
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree21517.420.412615.21.0+89
Advanced diploma or diploma1108.98.2516.20.5+59
Certificate level23418.918.413616.41.1+98
No qualifications62650.749.647657.43.3+150
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1263851.757.138846.83.2+250
Year 111129.18.28910.70.5+23
Under Year 1045636.932.333740.72.4+119
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending89072.170.461273.84.5+278
University957.712.8495.90.7+46
TAFE695.66.6516.20.5+18
Other161.32.6172.10.1-1
Secondary school14311.66.38410.10.3+59
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences231.91.7182.20.1+5
Information Technology473.83.0182.20.2+29
Engineering and Related Technologies715.76.8414.90.4+30
Architecture and Building302.42.3212.50.2+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies211.71.170.80.1+14
Health383.13.2212.50.2+17
Education181.52.0192.30.1-1
Management and Commerce14912.113.5627.50.8+87
Society and Culture897.27.1769.20.4+13
Creative Arts302.43.0202.40.2+10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services342.83.2212.50.2+13
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.00
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home20616.735.511714.11.9+89
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161018.212.9--------
Has internet access at home1,06085.885.966179.75.1+399
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)35028.327.524029.01.8+110

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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