The Hills Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.6% of the resident workforce of The Hills 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 The Hills Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

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Resident workers key statistics
The Hills Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons3,844100.0100.03,142100.0100.0+702
Unemployment rate--4.66.3--4.194.1+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,37735.833.11,15436.72.1+223
25 - 54 years1,89749.352.91,52048.43.4+377
55 - 64 years45511.812.340112.80.7+54
65 years and over1122.91.8601.90.1+52
Looking for
Full-time work1,80547.055.01,59750.83.7+208
Part-time work2,03552.945.01,54349.12.5+492
Bachelor or higher degree1,29133.620.480825.71.0+483
Advanced diploma or diploma3829.98.234110.90.5+41
Certificate level41810.918.445014.31.1-32
No qualifications1,66843.449.61,43745.73.3+231
Highest level of schooling
Year 122,89075.257.12,13067.83.2+760
Year 112005.28.21986.30.5+2
Under Year 1071418.632.377424.62.4-60
Education institute attending
Not Attending2,44363.670.42,06765.84.5+376
Secondary school39610.36.32788.80.3+118
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1062.81.7652.10.1+41
Information Technology1734.53.01264.00.2+47
Engineering and Related Technologies2636.86.82297.30.4+34
Architecture and Building731.92.3822.60.2-9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies250.71.1260.80.1-1
Management and Commerce76019.813.554617.40.8+214
Society and Culture2967.77.11855.90.4+111
Creative Arts1173.03.01113.50.2+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services852.23.2672.10.2+18
Mixed Field Programmes30.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,66943.435.51,15936.91.9+510
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201647312.312.9--------
Has internet access at home3,70796.485.92,97794.75.1+730
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,21831.727.595330.31.8+265

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile