RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

economic profile

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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 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 Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons784100.0100.0531100.0100.0+253
Males47160.156.530357.152.9+168
Females31239.843.522842.947.1+84
Unemployment rate--10.87.5--7.494.3+3.3%
Age structure
15 - 24 years28636.534.318534.82.2+101
25 - 54 years39650.552.931058.43.3+86
55 - 64 years9211.711.6336.20.6+59
65 years and over91.11.340.80.1+5
Looking for
Full-time work53568.258.637570.63.7+160
Part-time work25132.041.415729.62.4+94
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree182.315.6122.30.8+6
Advanced diploma or diploma182.36.5142.60.3+4
Certificate level20826.523.011621.81.3+92
No qualifications51365.451.736568.73.5+148
Highest level of schooling
Year 1222528.750.711822.22.7+107
Year 1122428.620.316030.11.3+64
Under Year 1031339.926.422742.71.9+86
Education institute attending
Not Attending64181.870.744283.24.4+199
University202.611.230.60.6+17
TAFE496.36.6285.30.4+21
Other101.32.281.50.1+2
Secondary school597.58.1315.80.4+28
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences30.41.80--0.1+3
Information Technology101.32.130.60.1+7
Engineering and Related Technologies587.48.2234.30.4+35
Architecture and Building162.02.630.60.2+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies40.51.330.60.1+1
Health172.23.3122.30.2+5
Education50.61.930.60.1+2
Management and Commerce496.310.4295.50.6+20
Society and Culture546.97.6387.20.4+16
Creative Arts40.52.281.50.1-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services273.43.6152.80.2+12
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home374.724.1163.01.2+21
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016141.810.8--------
Has internet access at home61177.985.334565.04.8+266
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)23029.328.016230.51.7+68

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

economic profile