City of Swan

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.3% of the resident workforce of the City of Swan 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 Swan 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 Swan20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons5,697100.0100.02,668100.0100.0+3,029
Unemployment rate--8.37.8--4.895.3+3.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,99635.031.11,03138.61.8+965
25 - 54 years3,00952.855.31,42553.42.6+1,584
55 - 64 years62210.911.81897.10.4+433
65 years and over721.31.8250.90.1+47
Looking for
Full-time work3,60763.360.71,63061.13.0+1,977
Part-time work2,09136.739.31,03838.92.0+1,053
Bachelor or higher degree62911.017.32037.60.7+426
Advanced diploma or diploma4237.48.11495.60.3+274
Certificate level1,38124.223.053820.21.0+843
No qualifications3,07654.048.41,63561.32.7+1,441
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,89350.854.61,12542.22.4+1,768
Year 1183814.713.243416.30.7+404
Under Year 101,86032.630.21,01838.21.7+842
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,32375.974.62,09878.63.7+2,225
Secondary school4067.16.21495.60.3+257
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences721.32.0240.90.1+48
Information Technology1041.81.9401.50.1+64
Engineering and Related Technologies58210.211.71475.50.4+435
Architecture and Building1773.13.7923.40.2+85
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies561.01.2240.90.1+32
Management and Commerce58010.210.81937.20.5+387
Society and Culture3185.66.21214.50.3+197
Creative Arts1071.92.2622.30.1+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2013.53.1903.40.2+111
Mixed Field Programmes130.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,39324.524.848618.21.0+907
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20165589.812.6--------
Has internet access at home5,11589.886.92,18681.93.9+2,929
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,82031.930.988433.11.5+936

City of Swan

economic profile