RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.1% of the resident workforce of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were unemployed in 2011, 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 RDA Sunshine 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons11,558100.0100.010,264100.0100.0+1,294
Males6,02952.253.65,44453.053.0+585
Females5,52747.846.44,82247.047.0+705
Unemployment rate--7.17.6--7.193.9+0.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,90433.835.63,40633.22.4+498
25 - 54 years5,47647.450.85,40052.63.4+76
55 - 64 years1,86716.211.91,29612.60.6+571
65 years and over3172.71.71701.70.1+147
Looking for
Full-time work6,35455.060.16,22060.64.0+134
Part-time work5,20845.139.94,04039.42.4+1,168
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree1,47412.813.79939.70.7+481
Advanced diploma or diploma1,1049.68.18027.80.4+302
Certificate level3,11727.024.62,70026.31.4+417
No qualifications5,52847.850.45,32851.93.6+200
Highest level of schooling
Year 126,14253.154.34,90847.83.1+1,234
Year 111,44012.511.51,32512.90.8+115
Under Year 103,82933.132.23,83737.42.4-8
Education institute attending
Not Attending8,54874.073.88,03078.25.0+518
University1,16310.110.37817.60.6+382
TAFE5424.75.33963.90.3+146
Other2161.92.31811.80.1+35
Secondary school9698.47.17086.90.4+261
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1121.01.4840.80.1+28
Information Technology1771.51.91451.40.1+32
Engineering and Related Technologies9037.88.36116.00.4+292
Architecture and Building4634.02.96666.50.2-203
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1861.61.21911.90.1-5
Health4794.13.13183.10.2+161
Education3142.71.92842.80.1+30
Management and Commerce1,27211.011.89018.80.6+371
Society and Culture9057.87.35995.80.4+306
Creative Arts3713.22.42762.70.1+95
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5114.44.15034.90.2+8
Mixed Field Programmes210.20.2100.10.0+11
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home7416.417.45555.40.9+186
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20165514.88.6--------
Has internet access at home10,35189.685.68,73185.15.2+1,620
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,30628.629.63,27131.92.0+35

RDA Sunshine Coast Region

economic profile