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Wakefield Regional Council area

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.4% of the resident workforce of Wakefield 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 Wakefield Regional Council area go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Wakefield Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons192100.0100.0132100.0100.0+60
Males11157.858.36952.356.7+42
Females8242.741.76549.243.3+17
Unemployment rate--6.46.6--4.55.4+2.0%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years5126.628.95138.632.30
25 - 54 years11358.953.36146.255.0+52
55 - 64 years3015.616.11511.411.6+15
65 years and over63.11.732.31.2+3
Looking for--------------
Full-time work12263.565.48564.466.2+37
Part-time work6634.434.65340.233.9+13
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree84.25.432.34.1+5
Advanced diploma or diploma63.14.632.33.3+3
Certificate level6031.327.22115.923.9+39
No qualifications10655.258.19471.263.4+12
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 126433.333.33627.328.1+28
Year 115126.626.73123.527.0+20
Under Year 106734.936.66347.741.5+4
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending15480.281.910982.681.3+45
University105.22.932.31.9+7
TAFE189.45.996.86.3+9
Other42.11.832.31.6+1
Secondary school73.65.775.36.70
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.600.00.50
Information Technology00.01.000.00.90
Engineering and Related Technologies2010.48.843.06.5+16
Architecture and Building84.22.232.32.4+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies52.61.932.32.0+2
Health63.12.675.32.1-1
Education00.01.400.01.10
Management and Commerce115.77.564.56.6+5
Society and Culture84.26.175.35.0+1
Creative Arts00.01.353.81.2-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services178.93.900.03.4+17
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.300.00.20
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home199.97.486.16.3+11
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201600.02.8--------
Has internet access at home15279.277.69874.270.0+54
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)6533.930.44332.631.3+22

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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