City of Rockingham

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.8% of the resident workforce of the City of Rockingham were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western 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 the City of Rockingham go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Rockingham20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons5,940100.0100.03,020100.0100.0+2,920
Unemployment rate--9.87.8--5.995.3+3.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,95933.031.11,24141.11.8+718
25 - 54 years3,25054.755.31,53750.92.6+1,713
55 - 64 years64410.811.82157.10.4+429
65 years and over831.41.8291.00.1+54
Looking for
Full-time work3,84564.760.71,86461.73.0+1,981
Part-time work2,09035.239.31,15738.32.0+933
Bachelor or higher degree4036.817.31665.50.7+237
Advanced diploma or diploma4657.88.11675.50.3+298
Certificate level1,79230.223.071323.61.0+1,079
No qualifications3,06951.748.41,84361.02.7+1,226
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,58643.554.61,12737.32.4+1,459
Year 111,01517.113.257619.10.7+439
Under Year 102,25938.030.21,24441.21.7+1,015
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,71179.374.62,40279.53.7+2,309
Secondary school4217.16.22307.60.3+191
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences631.12.0210.70.1+42
Information Technology801.31.9451.50.1+35
Engineering and Related Technologies71612.111.72167.20.4+500
Architecture and Building2514.23.7993.30.2+152
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies540.91.2270.90.1+27
Management and Commerce5399.110.82307.60.5+309
Society and Culture3395.76.21625.40.3+177
Creative Arts911.52.2461.50.1+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2313.93.1892.90.2+142
Mixed Field Programmes170.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home5499.224.82317.61.0+318
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20165609.412.6--------
Has internet access at home5,32489.686.92,62086.83.9+2,704
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,11035.530.91,04334.51.5+1,067

City of Rockingham

economic profile