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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) to experience the largest increase in the proportion of full-time workers were South Canberra (to 67.9% in 2001 from 65.7% in 1996) and Belconnen (to 61.3% from 60.0%). Only three SSDs in the ACT recorded a fall in this proportion (Woden Valley (to 62.6% from 63.9%), Gungahlin-Hall (to 67.8% from 68.3%) and Tuggeranong (to 63.9% from 64.3%)).
Every SSD experienced an increase in the proportion of part-time workers. The largest were recorded in Australian Capital Territory - Balance (to 28.1% in 2001 from 20.6% in 1996) and Woden Valley (to 30.4% from 27.1%). The smallest increase was in the SSD of South Canberra (to 25.9% from 24.8%).
In 2001, high proportions of full-time workers were recorded in the metropolitan Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) of City (85.5%), Kingston (77.1%), Majura (76.8%) and Phillip (73.8%). Harman (88.3%) and Duntroon (83.9%), as expected of military bases, also recorded high proportions of full-time workers.
The highest concentrations of part-time workers, as proportions of persons in the labour force, were recorded in the SLAs of Acton (67.7%), Pialligo (36.8%) and Bruce (36.2%).
In 2001, the largest occupation groups were Professionals (41,976 persons or 26.1%), Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers (29,092 persons or 18.1%), Associate Professionals (22,782 persons or 14.2%), Managers and Administrators (18,372 persons or 11.4%), and Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers (15,039 persons or 9.3%). These proportions are similar to those recorded in 1996
Within the Canberra SLAs, high proportions of employed persons working as Professionals were recorded in City (50.6%), Aranda (41.4%), O'Connor (41.1%), Campbell (40.3%) and Cook (40.0%).
High proportions of persons employed as Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers were recorded in the metropolitan SLAs of Acton (25.9%), Latham (23.5%), Holt (22.9%) and Richardson (22.4%).
High proportions of persons working as Associate Professionals were recorded in Harman (33.1%), Hall (21.4%), Forrest (19.0%) and Greenway (18.1%).
High proportions of employed persons working as Managers and Administrators were recorded in the SLAs of Duntroon (77.4%), Majura (38.5%), Barton (25.2%), Forrest (22.3%) and City (22.2%).
In 2001, the four largest industries of employment in the ACT were Government Administration and Defence (38,475 persons or 23.9%), Property and Business Services (23,684 persons or 14.7%), Retail Trade (19,633 persons or 12.2%) and Education (14,276 persons or 8.9%). These industries were also the top four industries in the ACT in 1996.
Since 1996 there has been an increase in the proportions of persons working in Property and Business Services (to 14.7% from 10.7%) and Retail Trade (to 12.2% from 11.4%), while there was a decline in the proportion of persons working in Government Administration and Defence (to 23.9% from 25.5%) and Wholesale Trade (to 2.0% from 2.5%).
At the SLA level, high proportions of persons employed in Government Administration and Defence were recorded in Duntroon (83.8%), Harman (82.6%), Majura (74.4%), Kingston (41.5%) and Phillip (35.8%).
Some of the highest proportions of persons employed in Property and Business Services were recorded in the metropolitan SLAs of Forrest (29.4%), City (26.6%), Hall (25.3%), Barton (20.3%) and Yarralumla (20.2%).
High proportions of persons employed in Retail Trade were noted in the SLAs of Acton (24.0%), Conder (17.5%), Richardson (17.3%), Charnwood (16.8%) and Gilmore (16.3%).
The highest proportion of persons employed in the Education industry were in the SLAs of Aranda (17.9%), Acton (17.2%), City (16.1%) and Weetangera (16.0%).
The number of unemployed persons decreased by 26.1% to 8,720 in 2001 from 11,804 in 1996. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1% in 2001 from 7.3% in 1996. This compares with an unemployment rate of 7.4% for Australia, down from 9.2% in 1996.
While the number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work fell by 36.1% (to 5,334 in 2001 from 8,351 in 1996), those unemployed persons looking for part-time work only decreased by 1.9% (to 3,386 in 2001 from 3,453 in 1996).
At the SSD level, the largest declines in the unemployment rates between 1996 and 2001 were recorded in North Canberra (to 6.9% from 9.7%), South Canberra (to 4.6% from 7.3%) and Belconnen (to 5.9% from 8.0%).
In 2001, the SLAs with the highest unemployment rate in Canberra were Acton (21.9%), Oaks Estate (14.5%), Turner (11.3%), Reid (11.2%) and Belconnen Town Centre (11.1%).
For those aged 15-24 years, the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% in 2001 from 14.6% in 1996. This compares with a decline to 13.8% from 15.7% for Australia.
The highest youth unemployment rates in Canberra were recorded in the SLAs of Oaks Estate (28.2%), Reid (24.8%), Acton (23.4%), Symonston (23.3%) and Turner (21.1%).
Level of Education
In 2001, there were 112,578 persons aged 15 years and over with a qualification, accounting for 46.2% of all persons aged 15 years and over in the ACT. Between 1996 and 2001 this proportion rose from 40.4% (an increase of 19,691 persons). In Australia, the proportion rose to 34.7% from 30.0%.
Of those with a qualification, 37.6% (42,282 persons) held a Bachelor Degree, 28.3% (31,831 persons) held a Certificate, 18.3% (20,604 persons) held a Postgraduate Degree or Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate and 15.9% (17,861 persons) held an Advanced Diploma and Diploma as their highest qualification.
Of persons aged 15 years and over, the highest proportions of persons with a Bachelor Degree or higher as their highest level of qualification were recorded in the metropolitan SLAs of Barton (47.8%), Kingston (46.2%), Forrest (45.9%), Campbell (44.1%) and Aranda (44.0%). The Remainder of ACT recorded 31.2%.
High proportions with an Advanced Diploma and Diploma were recorded in the metropolitan SLAs of Harman (16.4%), Chapman (10.3%), Greenway (10.0%), Torrens (9.5%) and Fraser (9.4%). The Remainder of ACT recorded 5.0%.
The highest proportions of persons with a Certificate as their highest level of qualification were recorded in the metropolitan SLAs of Harman (26.0%), Majura (22.5%), Dunlop (20.7%), Banks (19.9%) and Conder (19.3%). The Remainder of ACT recorded 13.6%.
Field of Study
Of all persons aged 15 years and over with a qualification, their highest level qualifications were most commonly held in the fields of Management and Commerce (22,588 persons or 16.8%), Engineering and Related Technologies (15,849 persons or 11.8%), Health (10,042 persons or 7.5%), and Education (9,762 persons or 7.3%). Other, which includes Society and Culture, Creative Arts, Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, and Mixed Programmes (35,984 persons or 26.8%) also recorded a high proportion.
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