RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide PlainsEconomic profile
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RDA BGLAP Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.2% of the resident workforce of RDA BGLAP Region were unemployed in 2011, 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 RDA BGLAP Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
RDA BGLAP Region20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons2,157100.0100.01,512100.0100.0+645
Males1,13452.656.576850.852.9+366
Females1,01547.143.574048.947.1+275
Unemployment rate--6.27.5--4.694.3+1.6%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years81237.634.358238.52.2+230
25 - 54 years1,04548.452.978351.83.3+262
55 - 64 years27612.811.61238.10.6+153
65 years and over110.51.3201.30.1-9
Looking for--------------
Full-time work1,33461.858.690659.93.7+428
Part-time work82238.141.459739.52.4+225
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1507.015.61137.50.8+37
Advanced diploma or diploma1296.06.5583.80.3+71
Certificate level59927.823.035923.71.3+240
No qualifications1,21056.151.790960.13.5+301
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1290642.050.756537.42.7+341
Year 1155825.920.339225.91.3+166
Under Year 1065630.426.450533.41.9+151
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending1,64576.370.71,11173.54.4+534
University1064.911.2694.60.6+37
TAFE1406.56.61127.40.4+28
Other331.52.2312.10.1+2
Secondary school1959.08.11499.90.4+46
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences170.81.8201.30.1-3
Information Technology200.92.1120.80.1+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1778.28.2785.20.4+99
Architecture and Building462.12.6432.80.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies351.61.3261.70.1+9
Health783.63.3463.00.2+32
Education391.81.9161.10.1+23
Management and Commerce1738.010.41046.90.6+69
Society and Culture1446.77.61036.80.4+41
Creative Arts341.62.2312.10.1+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services934.33.6614.00.2+32
Mixed Field Programmes80.40.200.00.0+8
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home934.324.1714.71.2+22
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016432.010.8--------
Has internet access at home1,91188.685.31,26983.94.8+642
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)66130.628.050733.51.7+154

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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