RDA Limestone Coast Region

economic profile

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Limestone Coast region

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.2% of the resident workforce of the Limestone Coast region were unemployed in 2016, 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 the Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,642100.0100.01,677100.0100.0-35
Males92756.556.595657.052.9-29
Females70442.943.573143.647.1-27
Unemployment rate--5.27.5--5.394.3-0.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years51131.134.358234.72.2-71
25 - 54 years86152.452.991654.63.3-55
55 - 64 years22813.911.617310.30.6+55
65 years and over221.31.3181.10.1+4
Looking for
Full-time work1,03763.258.61,11166.23.7-74
Part-time work60436.841.457934.52.4+25
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree885.415.6744.40.8+14
Advanced diploma or diploma654.06.5503.00.3+15
Certificate level45427.623.042725.51.3+27
No qualifications97859.651.71,07364.03.5-95
Highest level of schooling
Year 1256634.550.746127.52.7+105
Year 1142625.920.349429.51.3-68
Under Year 1059636.326.467840.41.9-82
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,25876.670.71,31478.44.4-56
University664.011.2382.30.6+28
TAFE1066.56.61096.50.4-3
Other402.42.2281.70.1+12
Secondary school1499.18.11468.70.4+3
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences100.61.860.40.1+4
Information Technology150.92.1120.70.1+3
Engineering and Related Technologies1227.48.21106.60.4+12
Architecture and Building402.42.6513.00.2-11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies201.21.3392.30.1-19
Health362.23.3281.70.2+8
Education221.31.990.50.1+13
Management and Commerce1479.010.41428.50.6+5
Society and Culture1136.97.6553.30.4+58
Creative Arts271.62.2150.90.1+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services704.33.6553.30.2+15
Mixed Field Programmes60.40.20--0.0+6
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1237.524.11066.31.2+17
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016694.210.8--------
Has internet access at home1,28978.585.31,19371.14.8+96
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)49630.228.054332.41.7-47

RDA Limestone Coast Region

economic profile