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Characteristics of the unemployed

6.7% of the resident workforce of Toowoomba were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

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 Toowoomba go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
Toowoomba20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons5,146100.0100.03,427100.0100.0+1,719
Males2,76053.653.61,78652.153.0+974
Females2,38846.446.41,64448.047.0+744
Unemployment rate--6.77.6--4.793.9+2.0%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,05439.935.61,41941.42.4+635
25 - 54 years2,50648.750.81,67348.83.4+833
55 - 64 years51410.011.92958.60.6+219
65 years and over781.51.7411.20.1+37
Looking for--------------
Full-time work3,11060.460.12,03259.34.0+1,078
Part-time work2,04039.639.91,39540.72.4+645
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree59611.613.73129.10.7+284
Advanced diploma or diploma3416.68.11855.40.4+156
Certificate level1,36426.524.675922.11.4+605
No qualifications2,68152.150.42,04059.53.6+641
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 122,66451.854.31,44342.13.1+1,221
Year 1155610.811.542312.30.8+133
Under Year 101,82135.432.21,47243.02.4+349
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending3,65971.173.82,49872.95.0+1,161
University5129.910.334110.00.6+171
TAFE3286.45.31915.60.3+137
Other1452.82.3551.60.1+90
Secondary school4238.27.12838.30.4+140
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences561.11.4290.80.1+27
Information Technology991.91.9581.70.1+41
Engineering and Related Technologies4108.08.31785.20.4+232
Architecture and Building1152.22.9882.60.2+27
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies981.91.2581.70.1+40
Health1553.03.1762.20.2+79
Education1202.31.9621.80.1+58
Management and Commerce55310.711.83269.50.6+227
Society and Culture3807.47.31855.40.4+195
Creative Arts751.52.4621.80.1+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2364.64.11123.30.2+124
Mixed Field Programmes190.40.280.20.0+11
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home67513.117.42818.20.9+394
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20163927.68.6--------
Has internet access at home4,33684.385.62,68178.25.2+1,655
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,56130.329.61,13633.12.0+425

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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