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1,209 people living in City South in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

City South'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
City South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,20987.090.91,11291.092.1+97
Employed full-time
80958.256.378764.458.7+22
Employed part-time
39828.633.331425.732.2+84
Hours worked not stated
10.11.2110.91.2-10
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)18113.09.11109.07.9+71
Looking for full-time work
695.03.5473.83.4+22
Looking for part-time work
1128.15.6635.24.5+49

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

Labour force status
City South - (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)1,39061.554.11,22256.753.6+168
Not in the labour force
67029.636.863929.733.8+31
Labour force status not stated
2018.99.129313.612.6-92

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, City South: 87.0% Employed full-time, City South: 58.2% Employed part-time, City South: 28.6% Hours worked not stated, City South: 0.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City South: 13.0% Looking for full-time work, City South: 5.0% Looking for part-time work, City South: 8.1%
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, City South: +97 Employed full-time, City South: +22 Employed part-time, City South: +84 Hours worked not stated, City South: -10 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City South: +71 Looking for full-time work, City South: +22 Looking for part-time work, City South: +49
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 City South's labour force in 2011 was 1,390, of which 398 were employed part-time and 809 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 87.0% of the labour force was employed (53.5% of the population aged 15+), and 13.0% unemployed (8.0% 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 City South in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (61.5%) compared with the City of Adelaide (54.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in City South showed an increase of 97, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 71. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 168 or 13.7%.