City of Whittlesea

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.2% of the resident workforce of the City of Whittlesea were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.6% in Victoria.

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 Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea20162011change
Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons6,867100.0100.04,267100.0100.0+2,600
Unemployment rate--7.26.6--5.694.6+1.6%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,43135.435.21,60137.52.0+830
25 - 54 years3,83555.852.52,34254.93.1+1,493
55 - 64 years5568.110.73017.10.5+255
65 years and over480.71.5220.50.1+26
Looking for
Full-time work3,83355.853.32,55059.83.3+1,283
Part-time work3,03444.246.71,71540.22.5+1,319
Bachelor or higher degree1,23818.022.258113.61.0+657
Advanced diploma or diploma6579.68.63147.40.4+343
Certificate level1,26118.418.370416.51.0+557
No qualifications3,50251.047.92,44157.23.0+1,061
Highest level of schooling
Year 124,42364.461.62,35455.23.1+2,069
Year 1180411.712.160014.10.8+204
Under Year 101,49921.823.91,15627.11.6+343
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,68668.267.53,07172.04.0+1,615
Secondary school5297.77.43077.20.4+222
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1502.22.0681.60.1+82
Information Technology2443.63.21232.90.2+121
Engineering and Related Technologies4556.67.02195.10.3+236
Architecture and Building1782.62.71002.30.1+78
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies490.71.0220.50.1+27
Management and Commerce81011.812.64119.60.6+399
Society and Culture4977.27.92145.00.4+283
Creative Arts1542.23.4902.10.2+64
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2253.33.51994.70.2+26
Mixed Field Programmes110.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home3,63652.938.22,12949.91.9+1,507
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161,19817.415.7--------
Has internet access at home6,31692.088.43,67886.24.8+2,638
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,06530.126.61,25129.31.6+814

City of Whittlesea

economic profile