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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.4% of the resident workforce of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons11,600100.0100.09,696100.0100.0+1,904
Males6,54456.453.65,33155.053.0+1,213
Females5,04743.546.44,35945.047.0+688
Unemployment rate--10.47.6--8.893.9+1.6%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3,61231.135.63,10032.02.4+512
25 - 54 years5,95851.450.85,32154.93.4+637
55 - 64 years1,88016.211.91,20512.40.6+675
65 years and over1451.31.7910.90.1+54
Looking for--------------
Full-time work7,76266.960.16,54867.54.0+1,214
Part-time work3,82833.039.93,14832.52.4+680
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5765.013.73894.00.7+187
Advanced diploma or diploma6745.88.13984.10.4+276
Certificate level3,58330.924.62,65727.41.4+926
No qualifications6,26954.050.45,78259.63.6+487
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 124,38837.854.33,22133.23.1+1,167
Year 111,52913.211.51,20512.40.8+324
Under Year 105,40946.632.25,02251.82.4+387
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending9,40881.173.88,07183.25.0+1,337
University4353.810.32602.70.6+175
TAFE6075.25.35295.50.3+78
Other2982.62.31651.70.1+133
Secondary school6715.87.14915.10.4+180
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences710.61.4500.50.1+21
Information Technology1441.21.91231.30.1+21
Engineering and Related Technologies1,0328.98.36176.40.4+415
Architecture and Building3743.22.93543.70.2+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1811.61.21751.80.1+6
Health3042.63.12062.10.2+98
Education2001.71.91371.40.1+63
Management and Commerce1,0799.311.88628.90.6+217
Society and Culture7636.67.34584.70.4+305
Creative Arts1391.22.4800.80.1+59
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5644.94.14354.50.2+129
Mixed Field Programmes140.10.2110.10.0+3
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home4744.117.43543.70.9+120
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20162612.38.6--------
Has internet access at home9,66683.385.67,51877.55.2+2,148
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)3,49930.229.63,24433.52.0+255

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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