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Light Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.3% of the resident workforce of Light Regional Council were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.6% in Regional SA.

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 Light Regional Council go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Light Regional Council20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons411100.0100.0313100.0100.0+98
Males21752.858.315248.656.7+65
Females19046.241.716051.143.3+30
Unemployment rate--5.36.6--4.35.4+1.0%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years15036.528.912941.232.3+21
25 - 54 years20148.953.315449.255.0+47
55 - 64 years5914.416.1227.011.6+37
65 years and over00.01.700.01.20
Looking for--------------
Full-time work26464.265.417455.666.2+90
Part-time work14735.834.613442.833.9+13
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree194.65.4123.84.1+7
Advanced diploma or diploma276.64.6206.43.3+7
Certificate level12029.227.27122.723.9+49
No qualifications23657.458.120063.963.4+36
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1217442.333.311336.128.1+61
Year 1111528.026.79430.027.0+21
Under Year 1011728.536.69931.641.5+18
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending31576.681.921167.481.3+104
University194.62.9144.51.9+5
TAFE276.65.9288.96.3-1
Other51.21.892.91.6-4
Secondary school4110.05.73711.86.7+4
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences51.20.600.00.5+5
Information Technology41.01.000.00.9+4
Engineering and Related Technologies389.28.8185.86.5+20
Architecture and Building71.72.292.92.4-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies81.91.941.32.0+4
Health133.22.692.92.1+4
Education102.41.400.01.1+10
Management and Commerce338.07.5175.46.6+16
Society and Culture317.56.1237.35.0+8
Creative Arts51.21.3123.81.2-7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services174.13.9123.83.4+5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.300.00.20
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home112.77.492.96.3+2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201630.72.8--------
Has internet access at home37691.577.625882.470.0+118
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)13532.830.49831.331.3+37

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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