RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile

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Mid Murray Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.4% of the resident workforce of the Mid Murray Council area 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 Mid Murray Council area 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
Mid Murray Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons226100.0100.0207100.0100.0+19
Males13861.156.512560.452.9+13
Females8537.643.59043.547.1-5
Unemployment rate--6.47.5--6.094.3+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years4017.734.35426.12.2-14
25 - 54 years13861.152.912158.53.3+17
55 - 64 years4419.511.63516.90.6+9
65 years and over41.81.341.90.1--
Looking for
Full-time work15769.558.614067.63.7+17
Part-time work7231.941.47033.82.4+2
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree114.915.694.30.8+2
Advanced diploma or diploma83.56.583.90.3--
Certificate level6227.423.05828.01.3+4
No qualifications13760.651.713464.73.5+3
Highest level of schooling
Year 126127.050.76230.02.7-1
Year 117231.920.36430.91.3+8
Under Year 108638.126.48842.51.9-2
Education institute attending
Not Attending19686.770.717584.54.4+21
University41.811.231.40.6+1
TAFE156.66.6125.80.4+3
Other41.82.20--0.1+4
Secondary school104.48.162.90.4+4
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.80--0.1--
Information Technology002.10--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies2410.68.2146.80.4+10
Architecture and Building52.22.662.90.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies001.373.40.1-7
Health52.23.352.40.2--
Education31.31.90--0.1+3
Management and Commerce125.310.441.90.6+8
Society and Culture229.77.694.30.4+13
Creative Arts73.12.283.90.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services003.641.90.2-4
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home62.724.194.31.2-3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201631.310.8--------
Has internet access at home17175.785.315876.34.8+13
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6830.128.05828.01.7+10

RDA Murraylands and Riverland

economic profile