RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

economic profile

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.7% of the resident workforce of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,983100.0100.01,557100.0100.0+426
Males1,21261.156.587756.352.9+335
Females77639.143.569744.847.1+79
Unemployment rate--7.77.5--5.894.3+1.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years58029.234.353734.52.2+43
25 - 54 years1,07654.352.988556.83.3+191
55 - 64 years30115.211.61449.20.6+157
65 years and over251.31.390.60.1+16
Looking for
Full-time work1,32166.658.61,06568.43.7+256
Part-time work68434.541.450932.72.4+175
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree1015.115.6412.60.8+60
Advanced diploma or diploma924.66.5342.20.3+58
Certificate level55928.223.037123.81.3+188
No qualifications1,16158.551.71,02265.63.5+139
Highest level of schooling
Year 1265633.150.743027.62.7+226
Year 1157829.120.341226.51.3+166
Under Year 1069935.226.465842.31.9+41
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,62581.970.71,27381.84.4+352
University542.711.2301.90.6+24
TAFE1296.56.61076.90.4+22
Other331.72.2221.40.1+11
Secondary school1175.98.1976.20.4+20
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences110.61.840.30.1+7
Information Technology150.82.170.40.1+8
Engineering and Related Technologies22011.18.21097.00.4+111
Architecture and Building472.42.6342.20.2+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies321.61.3221.40.1+10
Health381.93.3241.50.2+14
Education261.31.990.60.1+17
Management and Commerce1356.810.41016.50.6+34
Society and Culture1035.27.6452.90.4+58
Creative Arts160.82.2161.00.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services834.23.6523.30.2+31
Mixed Field Programmes60.30.240.30.0+2
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home924.624.1764.91.2+16
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016291.510.8--------
Has internet access at home1,49575.485.31,01665.34.8+479
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)61531.028.051032.81.7+105

RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

economic profile