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Youth Unemployment ...

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Evelyn Cherrez

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aims to create equity in the community by shifting opportunity, power and resources.

Youth Unemployment ...
Briar Thomas - Emily Killin - Evelyn Cherrez
Inclusive Cities (Assignment 1)
Youth Unemployment
is defined as those aged 15-24 who do not have a job but are actively looking for and available to start work
ABS census,2011
This is Jane, she's 18 and just finished School, and is struggling to find a job.
Jane is one of the many youths with this problem...
New jobs require experience and skills.
Technology innovation making low skill roles redundant.
Move from full-time to part-time positions.
(Australian Human Rights Commission 2013)

Comes from a lack of income security; lack of affordable housing

Consequence #1
(Australian Human Rights Commission 2013)
Low self-esteem and mental health issues

Comes from prolonged employment search and a consequent lack of faith in the system

Consequence #2
(Australian Human Rights Commission 2013)
Jane lives in Broadmeadows, where youth unemployment is a big issue.
(Planning Scheme Online, 2015)
Unemployment by age city of Hume
(2011 Census of population and housing )
5 suburbs in Hume with the highest youth unemployment rate:
(ABS census, 2011 )
(ABS census,2011)
In 2011 13.9% of youth in the city of Hume were unemployed
Dallas 33.2%
Coolaroo 30.0%
Broadmeadows 27.8%
Meadow Heights 25.8%
Roxburgh Park 21.8%
Difficulties in accessing tertiary education
Decline in nearby manufacturing. Eg. The Ford Factory closing
Distance from key employment areas is vast
Public transport is inefficient and not readily available to all in the community
Ethnically diverse
(67.6% of Broadmeadows have both parents born overseas):
Language barriers
Overseas qualifications not recognized
The ten worst youth unemployment ‘hotspots’ in Australia, with the City of Hume ranked number 9.
(The Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2014)
Theoretical principles applied to Broadmeadows
aims to create equity in the community by acknowledging the needs of different groups.
Positive initiates to be encouraged
Broadmeadows Global Learning Center offers local residents
tertiary education options
Transforming old manufacturing land into new technologies which
Creates jobs,

e.g. CSL Broadmeadows
Acquire learning in Broadmeadows Shopping Centre – Offers further education and
up-skill opportunities

Jane recently completed a diploma locally which allowed her to obtain employment at a Child Care Center close to her home.
Jane's friends were not so lucky, and are still facing youth unemployment, as this issue is ongoing.

ABS (2011), Census of Population and Housing, accessed March 20 2015, from

Aurin Portal (2015), OECD Indicators: Unemployment Rates 2011, accessed March 17 2015, from <portal.aurin.org.au>

Australian Human Rights Commission (2013), “Chapter 11 Youth Unemployment”, p121-127, accessed March 16 2015, from <www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/Chapter%2011.pdf>

Brotherhood of St Laurence (2014), “Australian Youth Unemployment 2014: Snapshot”, accessed March 20 2015, from

Fincher, R. & Iveson, K. (2008), Planning and Diversity in the City
(ABS, census 2011)
tertiary education
(Fincher and Iveson 2008)
access to employment
ethnic diversity
(Fincher and Iveson 2008)
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