RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

economic profile

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Northern Areas Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.6% of the resident workforce of Northern Areas 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 Northern Areas 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
Northern Areas Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons96100.0100.075100.0100.0+21
Males6668.756.54762.752.9+19
Females3940.643.53040.047.1+9
Unemployment rate--4.67.5--3.594.3+1.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1919.834.31925.32.2--
25 - 54 years5557.352.94458.73.3+11
55 - 64 years2324.011.61925.30.6+4
65 years and over66.31.30--0.1+6
Looking for
Full-time work7881.258.65674.73.7+22
Part-time work2121.941.41824.02.4+3
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree44.215.61013.30.8-6
Advanced diploma or diploma1111.56.534.00.3+8
Certificate level3031.323.01925.31.3+11
No qualifications4850.051.75168.03.5-3
Highest level of schooling
Year 123940.650.72634.72.7+13
Year 112020.820.32026.71.3--
Under Year 103637.526.42837.31.9+8
Education institute attending
Not Attending8790.670.76688.04.4+21
University77.311.20--0.6+7
TAFE33.16.60--0.4+3
Other44.22.234.00.1+1
Secondary school008.134.00.4-3
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.80--0.1--
Information Technology002.10--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies1313.58.279.30.4+6
Architecture and Building44.22.60--0.2+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies66.31.334.00.1+3
Health55.23.356.70.2--
Education66.31.90--0.1+6
Management and Commerce77.310.456.70.6+2
Society and Culture66.37.60--0.4+6
Creative Arts33.12.234.00.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services44.23.634.00.2+1
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home0024.134.01.2-3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20160010.8--------
Has internet access at home6567.785.34864.04.8+17
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1818.828.02432.01.7-6

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

economic profile