City of AdelaideCommunity profile
census-message-logo

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content

1,020 people living in CAD West in 2016 were employed, of which 53% 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 - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Employed
1,02073.688.186774.590.9+153
Employed full-time
54139.153.746539.956.3+77
Employed part-time
44532.233.038132.733.3+64
Hours worked not stated
322.41.4201.81.2+12
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)36526.411.929725.59.1+68
Looking for full-time work
1037.54.9675.83.5+36
Looking for part-time work
26118.97.023019.85.6+31

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
CAD West - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,38535.450.51,16438.854.1+220
Not in the labour force
2,11854.139.71,50250.136.8+616
Labour force status not stated
39710.19.833311.19.1+64

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, City of Adelaide: 88.1% Employed full-time, City of Adelaide: 53.7% Employed part-time, City of Adelaide: 33.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Adelaide: 11.9% Looking for full-time work, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Adelaide: 7.0% Employed, CAD West: 73.6% Employed full-time, CAD West: 39.1% Employed part-time, CAD West: 32.2% Hours worked not stated, CAD West: 2.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), CAD West: 26.4% Looking for full-time work, CAD West: 7.5% Looking for part-time work, CAD West: 18.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, CAD West: +153 Employed full-time, CAD West: +77 Employed part-time, CAD West: +64 Hours worked not stated, CAD West: +12 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), CAD West: +68 Looking for full-time work, CAD West: +36 Looking for part-time work, CAD West: +31
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 was 1,385, of which 445 were employed part-time and 541 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in CAD West in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 73.6% of the labour force was employed (26.1% of the population aged 15+), and 26.4% unemployed (9.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.1% and 11.9% 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 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (35.4%) compared with the City of Adelaide (50.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in CAD West showed an increase of 153, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 68. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 221 or 19.0%.

v17.12.12-1.0.0