Tamworth Regional Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.8% of the resident workforce of Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,611100.0100.01,526100.0100.0+85
Unemployment rate--5.86.3--5.894.1+0.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years51832.233.150833.32.1+10
25 - 54 years84652.552.983955.03.4+7
55 - 64 years22313.812.317011.10.7+53
65 years and over221.41.8201.30.1+2
Looking for
Full-time work1,03063.955.099365.13.7+37
Part-time work58036.045.053535.12.5+45
Bachelor or higher degree1127.020.4553.61.0+57
Advanced diploma or diploma955.98.2684.50.5+27
Certificate level40124.918.436423.91.1+37
No qualifications92557.449.694261.73.3-17
Highest level of schooling
Year 1253032.957.139525.93.2+135
Year 1117410.88.218211.90.5-8
Under Year 1086553.732.390259.12.4-37
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,27579.170.41,20178.74.5+74
Secondary school1006.26.3916.00.3+9
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences90.61.770.50.1+2
Information Technology201.23.0181.20.2+2
Engineering and Related Technologies825.16.8835.40.4-1
Architecture and Building412.52.3352.30.2+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies291.81.1291.90.1--
Management and Commerce1509.313.5976.40.8+53
Society and Culture905.67.1765.00.4+14
Creative Arts261.63.0191.20.2+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services573.53.2644.20.2-7
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.20--0.0+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home935.835.5412.71.9+52
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016613.812.9--------
Has internet access at home1,22776.285.91,02367.05.1+204
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)51431.927.551733.91.8-3

Tamworth Regional Council

economic profile