RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.7% of the resident workforce of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,080100.0100.01,870100.0100.0+210
Males1,18356.956.51,06356.852.9+120
Females90443.543.581443.547.1+90
Unemployment rate--6.77.5--6.194.3+0.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years59028.434.359932.02.2-9
25 - 54 years1,14955.252.91,05256.33.3+97
55 - 64 years31014.911.621211.30.6+98
65 years and over311.51.3241.30.1+7
Looking for
Full-time work1,38866.758.61,25066.83.7+138
Part-time work70233.841.463033.72.4+72
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree914.415.6542.90.8+37
Advanced diploma or diploma874.26.5603.20.3+27
Certificate level55126.523.046224.71.3+89
No qualifications1,25360.251.71,19263.73.5+61
Highest level of schooling
Year 1264531.050.749326.42.7+152
Year 1153825.920.348926.11.3+49
Under Year 1083840.326.484545.21.9-7
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,73683.570.71,52781.74.4+209
University412.011.2291.60.6+12
TAFE1286.26.61266.70.4+2
Other442.12.2261.40.1+18
Secondary school1075.18.11166.20.4-9
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences80.41.850.30.1+3
Information Technology90.42.1160.90.1-7
Engineering and Related Technologies1507.28.21136.00.4+37
Architecture and Building422.02.6341.80.2+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies401.91.3512.70.1-11
Health532.53.3341.80.2+19
Education301.41.9140.70.1+16
Management and Commerce1597.610.41296.90.6+30
Society and Culture1487.17.6935.00.4+55
Creative Arts271.32.2170.90.1+10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services793.83.6522.80.2+27
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.20--0.0+3
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home23811.424.11528.11.2+86
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161105.310.8--------
Has internet access at home1,62978.385.31,33871.64.8+291
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)61129.428.058131.11.7+30

RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile