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Bankstown City
Employment status

69,865 people living in Bankstown City in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
69,86592.494.365,41692.694.7+4,449
Employed full-time
44,90359.462.043,12461.063.0+1,779
Employed part-time
22,66830.030.119,54127.728.9+3,127
Hours worked not stated
2,2943.02.12,7513.92.8-457
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5,7427.65.75,2407.45.3+502
Looking for full-time work
3,4754.63.33,4624.93.3+13
Looking for part-time work
2,2673.02.41,7782.52.1+489

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

Labour force status
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)75,60752.961.770,65653.160.7+4,951
Not in the labour force
58,33540.832.453,28740.031.8+5,048
Labour force status not stated
8,8646.25.99,1366.97.6-272

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, Greater Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, Bankstown City: 92.4% Employed full-time, Bankstown City: 59.4% Employed part-time, Bankstown City: 30.0% Hours worked not stated, Bankstown City: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown City: 7.6% Looking for full-time work, Bankstown City: 4.6% Looking for part-time work, Bankstown City: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Bankstown City: +4,449 Employed full-time, Bankstown City: +1,779 Employed part-time, Bankstown City: +3,127 Hours worked not stated, Bankstown City: -457 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown City: +502 Looking for full-time work, Bankstown City: +13 Looking for part-time work, Bankstown City: +489
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

The size of Bankstown City's labour force in 2011 was 75,607, of which 22,668 were employed part-time and 44,903 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.4% of the labour force was employed (48.9% of the population aged 15+), and 7.6% unemployed (4.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 Bankstown City in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (52.9%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Bankstown City showed an increase of 4,449, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 502. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,951 or 7.0%.