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868 people living in CAD West in 2011 were employed, of which 54% worked full-time and 44% part-time.

CAD West's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Employment status
CAD West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
86874.590.947085.592.1+398
Employed full-time
46539.956.328852.458.7+177
Employed part-time
38132.733.316930.732.2+212
Hours worked not stated
211.81.2132.41.2+8
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)29725.59.18014.57.9+217
Looking for full-time work
675.83.5274.93.4+40
Looking for part-time work
23019.75.6539.64.5+177

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
CAD West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,16538.854.155030.853.6+615
Not in the labour force
1,50250.136.885047.633.8+652
Labour force status not stated
33311.19.138721.712.6-54

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, City of Adelaide: 90.9% Employed full-time, City of Adelaide: 56.3% Employed part-time, City of Adelaide: 33.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Adelaide: 9.1% Looking for full-time work, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, City of Adelaide: 5.6% Employed, CAD West: 74.5% Employed full-time, CAD West: 39.9% Employed part-time, CAD West: 32.7% Hours worked not stated, CAD West: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), CAD West: 25.5% Looking for full-time work, CAD West: 5.8% Looking for part-time work, CAD West: 19.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, CAD West: +398 Employed full-time, CAD West: +177 Employed part-time, CAD West: +212 Hours worked not stated, CAD West: +8 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), CAD West: +217 Looking for full-time work, CAD West: +40 Looking for part-time work, CAD West: +177
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of CAD West's labour force in 2011 was 1,165, of which 381 were employed part-time and 465 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in CAD West in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 74.5% of the labour force was employed (28.9% of the population aged 15+), and 25.5% unemployed (9.9% of the population aged 15+), compared with 90.9% and 9.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population aged 15 years and over that was employed or actively looking for work. "The labour force is a fundamental input to domestic production. Its size and composition are therefore crucial factors in economic growth. From the viewpoint of social development, earnings from paid work are a major influence on levels of economic well-being." (Australian Social Trends 1995).

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in CAD West in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (38.8%) compared with the City of Adelaide (54.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in CAD West showed an increase of 398, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 217. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 615 or 111.8%.