Sutherland Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

3.5% of the resident workforce of Sutherland Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

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 Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons4,130100.0100.04,062100.0100.0+68
Unemployment rate--3.56.3--3.594.1+0.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,47035.633.11,48136.52.1-11
25 - 54 years1,96847.752.92,02349.83.4-55
55 - 64 years57013.812.347611.70.7+94
65 years and over1233.01.8802.00.1+43
Looking for
Full-time work2,06650.055.02,24255.23.7-176
Part-time work2,05349.745.01,81344.62.5+240
Bachelor or higher degree78118.920.464015.81.0+141
Advanced diploma or diploma44910.98.23849.50.5+65
Certificate level81319.718.481920.21.1-6
No qualifications1,96947.749.62,04950.43.3-80
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,31156.057.12,19354.03.2+118
Year 113538.58.22907.10.5+63
Under Year 101,41134.232.31,49636.82.4-85
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,88469.870.42,84069.94.5+44
Secondary school47611.56.33869.50.3+90
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences521.31.7631.60.1-11
Information Technology781.93.0761.90.2+2
Engineering and Related Technologies3097.56.82776.80.4+32
Architecture and Building1202.92.31383.40.2-18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies421.01.1260.60.1+16
Management and Commerce62015.013.558714.50.8+33
Society and Culture3087.57.12385.90.4+70
Creative Arts1513.73.01293.20.2+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1403.43.21523.70.2-12
Mixed Field Programmes000.250.10.0-5
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home76818.635.567916.71.9+89
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161934.712.9--------
Has internet access at home3,83692.985.93,62189.15.1+215
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,10326.727.51,16928.81.8-66

Sutherland Shire Council

economic profile