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South West Overlay

Employment status

1,531 people living in South West Overlay in 2016 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 35% part-time.

South West Overlay'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 Overlay - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Employed
1,53189.088.11,15688.690.9+375
Employed full-time
98257.153.772455.556.3+257
Employed part-time
53331.033.043033.033.3+103
Hours worked not stated
160.91.410.11.2+15
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)18811.011.914911.49.1+39
Looking for full-time work
875.14.9745.73.5+13
Looking for part-time work
1015.97.0745.75.6+27

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

Labour force status
South West Overlay - 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)1,72056.250.51,30657.654.1+415
Not in the labour force
1,06734.839.779635.136.8+271
Labour force status not stated
2869.49.81647.39.1+122

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, South West Overlay: 89.0% Employed full-time, South West Overlay: 57.1% Employed part-time, South West Overlay: 31.0% Hours worked not stated, South West Overlay: 0.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South West Overlay: 11.0% Looking for full-time work, South West Overlay: 5.1% Looking for part-time work, South West Overlay: 5.9%
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, South West Overlay: +375 Employed full-time, South West Overlay: +257 Employed part-time, South West Overlay: +103 Hours worked not stated, South West Overlay: +15 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South West Overlay: +39 Looking for full-time work, South West Overlay: +13 Looking for part-time work, South West Overlay: +27
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 South West Overlay's labour force in 2016 was 1,720, of which 533 were employed part-time and 982 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in South West Overlay in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 89.0% of the labour force was employed (50.0% of the population aged 15+), and 10.9% unemployed (6.1% 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 South West Overlay in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (56.2%) compared with the City of Adelaide (50.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in South West Overlay showed an increase of 375, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 39. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 414 or 31.7%.

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