Wollondilly Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.0% of the resident workforce of Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly Shire 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
Wollondilly Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,002100.0100.0938100.0100.0+64
Unemployment rate--4.06.3--4.294.1-0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years38037.933.137740.22.1+3
25 - 54 years49349.252.944547.43.4+48
55 - 64 years11011.012.310210.90.7+8
65 years and over212.11.8111.20.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work56456.355.056159.83.7+3
Part-time work43943.845.037540.02.5+64
Bachelor or higher degree969.620.4626.61.0+34
Advanced diploma or diploma747.48.2566.00.5+18
Certificate level24024.018.422724.21.1+13
No qualifications55855.749.654958.53.3+9
Highest level of schooling
Year 1241841.757.132534.63.2+93
Year 1110910.98.29510.10.5+14
Under Year 1044444.332.349452.72.4-50
Education institute attending
Not Attending74574.470.468873.34.5+57
Secondary school12012.06.3879.30.3+33
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences111.11.7101.10.1+1
Information Technology191.93.0141.50.2+5
Engineering and Related Technologies666.66.8677.10.4-1
Architecture and Building181.82.3212.20.2-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies181.81.1212.20.1-3
Management and Commerce11211.213.5818.60.8+31
Society and Culture585.87.1454.80.4+13
Creative Arts323.23.0313.30.2+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services303.03.2161.70.2+14
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home757.535.5555.91.9+20
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016171.712.9--------
Has internet access at home90590.385.979384.55.1+112
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)34734.627.531133.21.8+36

Wollondilly Shire Council

economic profile