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South West Corner

Employment status

654 people living in South West Corner in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

South West Corner'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
South West Corner - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
65491.390.955693.392.1+98
Employed full-time
40857.056.334758.258.7+61
Employed part-time
24734.533.320534.432.2+42
Hours worked not stated
00.01.240.71.2-4
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)628.79.1406.77.9+22
Looking for full-time work
354.93.5233.93.4+12
Looking for part-time work
273.85.6172.94.5+10

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

Labour force status
South West Corner - (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)71657.154.159654.853.6+120
Not in the labour force
46637.136.833430.733.8+132
Labour force status not stated
735.89.115714.412.6-84

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, South West Corner: 91.3% Employed full-time, South West Corner: 57.0% Employed part-time, South West Corner: 34.5% Hours worked not stated, South West Corner: 0.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South West Corner: 8.7% Looking for full-time work, South West Corner: 4.9% Looking for part-time work, South West Corner: 3.8%
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, South West Corner: +98 Employed full-time, South West Corner: +61 Employed part-time, South West Corner: +42 Hours worked not stated, South West Corner: -4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South West Corner: +22 Looking for full-time work, South West Corner: +12 Looking for part-time work, South West Corner: +10
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 South West Corner's labour force in 2011 was 716, of which 247 were employed part-time and 408 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in South West Corner in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.3% of the labour force was employed (52.2% of the population aged 15+), and 8.7% unemployed (4.9% 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 South West Corner in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (57.1%) compared with the City of Adelaide (54.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in South West Corner showed an increase of 98, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 22. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 120 or 20.1%.