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Whyalla District

Characteristics of the unemployed

12.4% of the resident workforce of Whyalla District were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.6% in Regional SA.

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 Whyalla District go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed
Whyalla District20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons1,175100.0100.0806100.0100.0+369
Unemployment rate--12.46.6--8.15.4+4.3%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years37031.528.929636.732.3+74
25 - 54 years65856.053.346257.355.0+196
55 - 64 years13811.716.1496.111.6+89
65 years and over60.51.730.41.2+3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work80568.565.456670.266.2+239
Part-time work37331.734.624330.133.9+130
Bachelor or higher degree514.35.4172.14.1+34
Advanced diploma or diploma443.74.6162.03.3+28
Certificate level33128.227.219824.623.9+133
No qualifications72161.458.154267.263.4+179
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1239033.233.323028.528.1+160
Year 1136831.326.720925.927.0+159
Under Year 1039433.536.633741.841.5+57
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending93879.881.963779.081.3+301
Secondary school716.05.7587.26.7+13
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences40.30.600.00.5+4
Information Technology121.
Engineering and Related Technologies14112.08.8536.66.5+88
Architecture and Building242.02.2151.92.4+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies151.31.950.62.0+10
Management and Commerce827.07.5566.96.6+26
Society and Culture554.76.1273.35.0+28
Creative Arts50.41.340.51.2+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services484.13.9283.53.4+20
Mixed Field Programmes30.30.340.50.2-1
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home574.97.4364.56.3+21
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016242.02.8--------
Has internet access at home88975.777.654267.270.0+347
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)36130.730.426833.331.3+93

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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