City of South Perth

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.2% of the resident workforce of the City of South Perth 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 South Perth 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 South Perth20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,613100.0100.01,033100.0100.0+580
Unemployment rate--7.27.8--4.695.3+2.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years54233.631.145343.91.8+89
25 - 54 years81850.755.349347.72.6+325
55 - 64 years20012.411.8797.60.4+121
65 years and over533.31.8111.10.1+42
Looking for
Full-time work81950.860.746645.13.0+353
Part-time work79649.339.356955.12.0+227
Bachelor or higher degree58836.517.330929.90.7+279
Advanced diploma or diploma1438.98.1969.30.3+47
Certificate level21713.523.014113.61.0+76
No qualifications62038.448.444743.32.7+173
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,26278.254.679476.92.4+468
Year 111217.513.2737.10.7+48
Under Year 1020712.830.215615.11.7+51
Education institute attending
Not Attending99261.574.657355.53.7+419
Secondary school472.96.2262.50.3+21
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences644.02.0343.30.1+30
Information Technology291.81.9262.50.1+3
Engineering and Related Technologies22914.211.7777.50.4+152
Architecture and Building432.73.7343.30.2+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies211.31.2111.10.1+10
Management and Commerce26316.310.816616.10.5+97
Society and Culture1197.46.2777.50.3+42
Creative Arts503.12.2373.60.1+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services392.43.1262.50.2+13
Mixed Field Programmes000.250.50.0-5
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home59536.924.837436.21.0+221
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201636022.312.6--------
Has internet access at home1,44389.586.985983.23.9+584
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)38724.030.921320.61.5+174

City of South Perth

economic profile