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South West RED Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.2% of the resident workforce of South West RED Region 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 South West RED Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
South West RED Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons525100.0100.0460100.0100.0+65
Unemployment rate--4.27.8--3.46.2+0.8%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years15529.532.816535.934.5-10
25 - 54 years29355.851.423350.753.3+60
55 - 64 years7514.313.9388.310.9+37
65 years and over122.31.930.71.3+9
Looking for--------------
Full-time work36970.362.530666.563.8+63
Part-time work14928.437.514732.036.2+2
Bachelor or higher degree122.39.4235.08.0-11
Advanced diploma or diploma193.67.5163.55.9+3
Certificate level10419.827.08518.523.7+19
No qualifications34665.952.330867.057.5+38
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1217533.347.513429.142.8+41
Year 115911.212.6439.312.9+16
Under Year 1027953.137.725956.341.8+20
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending44985.577.540487.879.9+45
Secondary school244.66.7132.85.8+11
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.900.00.80
Information Technology00.01.300.01.30
Engineering and Related Technologies315.98.8194.15.8+12
Architecture and Building132.53.571.54.4+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies214.01.5122.61.6+9
Management and Commerce234.410.1173.78.8+6
Society and Culture122.36.6132.85.3-1
Creative Arts30.61.861.31.8-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services132.54.4204.34.2-7
Mixed Field Programmes00.
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home336.311.0143.09.7+19
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201681.55.5--------
Has internet access at home33864.483.525555.478.4+83
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)14427.430.615433.531.8-10

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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