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The Hills Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.2% of the resident workforce of The Hills Shire were unemployed in 2011, compared to 5.9% 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 The Hills Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed ()
The Hills Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Key statistics--------------
Total persons3,8314.25.92,8103.25.9+1,021
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,36235.633.81,03436.832.8+328
25 - 54 years1,84648.254.61,37048.856.7+476
55 - 64 years48512.710.434012.19.7+145
65 years and over1383.61.2662.30.9+72
Looking for--------------
Full-time work1,92250.259.41,50053.462.9+422
Part-time work1,90949.840.61,31046.637.1+599
Bachelor or higher degree99626.016.559021.011.7+406
Advanced diploma or diploma42111.07.62308.25.9+191
Certificate level51613.518.243115.317.1+85
No qualifications1,72445.052.81,38949.458.4+335
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 122,57567.250.71,72461.441.6+851
Year 111714.56.71455.27.0+26
Under Year 1065817.234.364422.942.9+14
Still attending3138.25.32308.24.4+83
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5993,09780.887.2--------
$600 to $1,24938610.17.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1373.61.9--------
$2,000 or more 1493.91.5--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home1,50539.331.01,01035.927.6+495
Has broadband internet access at home3,40188.873.91,96970.141.5+1,432
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,14930.028.886830.930.2+281

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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