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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

10.8% of the resident workforce of Port Pirie Regional Council area 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Port Pirie Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons784100.0100.0531100.0100.0+253
Unemployment rate--10.86.6--7.45.4+3.3%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years28636.528.918534.832.3+101
25 - 54 years39650.553.331058.455.0+86
55 - 64 years9211.716.1336.211.6+59
65 years and over91.11.740.81.2+5
Looking for--------------
Full-time work53568.265.437570.666.2+160
Part-time work25132.034.615729.633.9+94
Bachelor or higher degree182.35.4122.34.1+6
Advanced diploma or diploma182.34.6142.63.3+4
Certificate level20826.527.211621.823.9+92
No qualifications51365.458.136568.763.4+148
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1222528.733.311822.228.1+107
Year 1122428.626.716030.127.0+64
Under Year 1031339.936.622742.741.5+86
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending64181.881.944283.281.3+199
Secondary school597.55.7315.86.7+28
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences30.40.600.00.5+3
Information Technology101.
Engineering and Related Technologies587.48.8234.36.5+35
Architecture and Building162.
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies40.51.930.62.0+1
Management and Commerce496.37.5295.56.6+20
Society and Culture546.96.1387.25.0+16
Creative Arts40.51.381.51.2-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services273.43.9152.83.4+12
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.300.00.20
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home374.77.4163.06.3+21
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016141.82.8--------
Has internet access at home61177.977.634565.070.0+266
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23029.330.416230.531.3+68

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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