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Southern Downs Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.3% of the resident workforce of the Southern Downs Regional Council were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Southern Downs Regional Council go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Southern Downs Regional Council20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons941100.0100.0772100.0100.0+169
Males50753.953.640252.153.0+105
Females43746.446.437648.747.0+61
Unemployment rate--6.37.6--5.193.9+1.1%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years29231.035.625032.42.4+42
25 - 54 years48952.050.842655.23.4+63
55 - 64 years14815.711.99011.70.6+58
65 years and over222.31.730.40.1+19
Looking for--------------
Full-time work61365.160.150765.74.0+106
Part-time work32935.039.926834.72.4+61
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree566.013.7445.70.7+12
Advanced diploma or diploma576.18.1435.60.4+14
Certificate level24726.224.618423.81.4+63
No qualifications54557.950.446059.63.6+85
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1236739.054.325933.53.1+108
Year 1111812.511.58811.40.8+30
Under Year 1043946.732.240752.72.4+32
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending76381.173.863081.65.0+133
University262.810.3303.90.6-4
TAFE758.05.3597.60.3+16
Other131.42.391.20.1+4
Secondary school475.07.1314.00.4+16
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences40.41.460.80.1-2
Information Technology101.11.991.20.1+1
Engineering and Related Technologies687.28.3455.80.4+23
Architecture and Building222.32.9182.30.2+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies232.41.2141.80.1+9
Health323.43.1202.60.2+12
Education181.91.9121.60.1+6
Management and Commerce818.611.8617.90.6+20
Society and Culture464.97.3435.60.4+3
Creative Arts141.52.4101.30.1+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services384.04.1344.40.2+4
Mixed Field Programmes30.30.200.00.0+3
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home475.017.4314.00.9+16
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016212.28.6--------
Has internet access at home78383.285.655872.35.2+225
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)28129.929.626233.92.0+19

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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