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Balonne Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.5% of the resident workforce of Balonne Shire were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.8% in Regional QLD.

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 Balonne Shire go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Balonne Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons101100.0100.0103100.0100.0-2
Males6463.454.46361.252.9+1
Females3736.645.63635.047.1+1
Unemployment rate--4.57.8--4.36.2+0.2%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3837.632.83937.934.5-1
25 - 54 years5453.551.44644.753.3+8
55 - 64 years1211.913.965.810.9+6
65 years and over33.01.900.01.3+3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work6665.362.57471.863.8-8
Part-time work4039.637.53130.136.2+9
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree00.09.476.88.0-7
Advanced diploma or diploma44.07.500.05.9+4
Certificate level1110.927.02423.323.7-13
No qualifications6766.352.37068.057.5-3
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123635.647.53029.142.8+6
Year 111413.912.61211.712.9+2
Under Year 105049.537.75654.441.8-6
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending8786.177.59289.379.9-5
University87.97.400.06.3+8
TAFE00.04.932.94.6-3
Other00.02.200.01.50
Secondary school65.96.732.95.8+3
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.900.00.80
Information Technology00.01.300.01.30
Engineering and Related Technologies33.08.832.95.80
Architecture and Building00.03.500.04.40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies33.01.532.91.60
Health65.93.000.02.4+6
Education00.01.900.01.90
Management and Commerce00.010.198.78.8-9
Society and Culture44.06.632.95.3+1
Creative Arts00.01.800.01.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.04.465.84.2-6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.10
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home109.911.000.09.7+10
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201600.05.5--------
Has internet access at home5453.583.55351.578.4+1
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2524.830.62928.231.8-4

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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