Main activity since last looked for work

Around 1 in 3 (32%) unemployed working-age people with disability report home duties or caring for children as their main activity since they last looked for work (Table 1). This is less common among unemployed working-age males with disability (23%) than their female counterparts (45%). It was more common among unemployed working-age males with disability than those without disability (16%).

Table 1: Unemployed working-age people(a), selected main activities since last looked for work, by disability status, 2015 (%)

 

With disability

Without disability

Home duties or caring for child(ren)

32.5

28.4

Attending an educational institution

13.8

29.9

(a) Aged 15–64 living in households.

Source: ABS 2016; see also Table S4

Unemployed working-age people with disability (14%) are less likely than those without disability (30%) to have attended an education institution since they last looked for work. Unemployed working-age females with disability (21%) are more likely than their male counterparts (12%) to have done so.

References

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Microdata: disability, ageing and carers, Australia, 2015. ABS cat. no. 4430.0.30.002. Canberra: ABS. AIHW analysis of TableBuilder.