City of Wanneroo

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.5% of the resident workforce of the City of Wanneroo 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 Wanneroo 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 Wanneroo20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons8,287100.0100.03,751100.0100.0+4,536
Unemployment rate--8.57.8--4.995.3+3.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,98136.031.11,46439.01.8+1,517
25 - 54 years4,41753.355.32,00153.32.6+2,416
55 - 64 years7959.611.82526.70.4+543
65 years and over931.11.8411.10.1+52
Looking for
Full-time work4,98160.160.72,21259.03.0+2,769
Part-time work3,30339.939.31,54341.12.0+1,760
Bachelor or higher degree93611.317.33288.70.7+608
Advanced diploma or diploma6718.18.12546.80.3+417
Certificate level2,01324.323.080621.51.0+1,207
No qualifications4,38352.948.42,19658.52.7+2,187
Highest level of schooling
Year 124,30151.954.61,78447.62.4+2,517
Year 111,25415.113.258615.60.7+668
Under Year 102,52230.430.21,24633.21.7+1,276
Education institute attending
Not Attending5,99072.374.62,82675.33.7+3,164
Secondary school7689.36.22797.40.3+489
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1001.22.0290.80.1+71
Information Technology1381.71.9721.90.1+66
Engineering and Related Technologies7649.211.72356.30.4+529
Architecture and Building3774.53.71373.70.2+240
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies620.71.2270.70.1+35
Management and Commerce8099.810.83208.50.5+489
Society and Culture5166.26.21704.50.3+346
Creative Arts1652.02.2651.70.1+100
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3033.73.11534.10.2+150
Mixed Field Programmes190.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home2,14225.824.890324.11.0+1,239
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201694411.412.6--------
Has internet access at home7,54491.086.93,22285.93.9+4,322
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,75933.330.91,32135.21.5+1,438

City of Wanneroo

economic profile