RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Murweh Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.2% of the resident workforce of the Murweh Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Murweh Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Murweh Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons113100.0100.0111100.0100.0+2
Males6759.353.65549.553.0+12
Females4237.246.45852.347.0-16
Unemployment rate--5.27.6--4.793.9+0.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2623.035.63834.22.4-12
25 - 54 years7162.850.85549.53.4+16
55 - 64 years1513.311.91311.70.6+2
65 years and over32.71.732.70.1--
Looking for
Full-time work8171.760.17164.04.0+10
Part-time work2723.939.93329.72.4-6
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree43.513.787.20.7-4
Advanced diploma or diploma54.48.132.70.4+2
Certificate level2219.524.62118.91.4+1
No qualifications7566.450.47668.53.6-1
Highest level of schooling
Year 123631.954.33733.33.1-1
Year 111715.011.5119.90.8+6
Under Year 105548.732.25650.52.4-1
Education institute attending
Not Attending9987.673.89787.45.0+2
University0010.332.70.6-3
TAFE005.332.70.3-3
Other002.30--0.1--
Secondary school32.77.143.60.4-1
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.40--0.1--
Information Technology001.90--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies1210.68.376.30.4+5
Architecture and Building43.52.90--0.2+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies001.232.70.1-3
Health54.43.10--0.2+5
Education43.51.90--0.1+4
Management and Commerce43.511.832.70.6+1
Society and Culture007.30--0.4--
Creative Arts002.432.70.1-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services32.74.187.20.2-5
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home98.017.476.30.9+2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016008.6--------
Has internet access at home7162.885.66861.35.2+3
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3732.729.64641.42.0-9

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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