Wollongong City

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.1% of the resident workforce of Wollongong City 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 Wollongong City 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
Wollongong City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons6,758100.0100.06,199100.0100.0+559
Unemployment rate--7.16.3--7.094.1+0.2%
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,87142.533.12,58941.82.1+282
25 - 54 years3,15246.652.93,11150.23.4+41
55 - 64 years6549.712.34517.30.7+203
65 years and over801.21.8410.70.1+39
Looking for
Full-time work3,34749.555.03,52156.83.7-174
Part-time work3,40850.445.02,67443.12.5+734
Bachelor or higher degree1,02315.120.477412.51.0+249
Advanced diploma or diploma4967.38.24387.10.5+58
Certificate level1,52822.618.41,31021.11.1+218
No qualifications3,49451.749.63,38854.73.3+106
Highest level of schooling
Year 123,68854.657.12,93447.33.2+754
Year 116109.08.25118.20.5+99
Under Year 102,35234.832.32,60242.02.4-250
Education institute attending
Not Attending4,15861.570.44,05865.54.5+100
Secondary school5237.76.34517.30.3+72
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences1001.51.7701.10.1+30
Information Technology1662.53.01412.30.2+25
Engineering and Related Technologies5558.26.84587.40.4+97
Architecture and Building1752.62.31883.00.2-13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies580.91.1490.80.1+9
Management and Commerce69610.313.55599.00.8+137
Society and Culture4737.07.13796.10.4+94
Creative Arts2133.23.01752.80.2+38
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2393.53.22093.40.2+30
Mixed Field Programmes260.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,43021.235.51,34621.71.9+84
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201667810.012.9--------
Has internet access at home5,67484.085.95,06881.85.1+606
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,75225.927.51,69727.41.8+55

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