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5,984 people living in Bankstown CBD in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Bankstown CBD'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 CBD - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Employed
5,98486.892.45,00187.392.6+983
Employed full-time
3,87956.359.43,40859.561.0+471
Employed part-time
1,87227.230.01,34823.527.7+524
Hours worked not stated
2343.43.02464.33.9-12
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)91013.27.672812.77.4+182
Looking for full-time work
5868.54.64768.34.9+110
Looking for part-time work
3264.73.02544.42.5+72

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 CBD - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)6,89750.152.95,72949.353.1+1,167
Not in the labour force
5,28238.440.84,35637.540.0+926
Labour force status not stated
1,58011.56.21,54413.36.9+35

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, 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% Employed, Bankstown CBD: 86.8% Employed full-time, Bankstown CBD: 56.3% Employed part-time, Bankstown CBD: 27.2% Hours worked not stated, Bankstown CBD: 3.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown CBD: 13.2% Looking for full-time work, Bankstown CBD: 8.5% Looking for part-time work, Bankstown CBD: 4.7%
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, Bankstown CBD: +983 Employed full-time, Bankstown CBD: +471 Employed part-time, Bankstown CBD: +524 Hours worked not stated, Bankstown CBD: -12 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown CBD: +182 Looking for full-time work, Bankstown CBD: +110 Looking for part-time work, Bankstown CBD: +72
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 Bankstown CBD's labour force in 2011 was 6,894, of which 1,872 were employed part-time and 3,879 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Bankstown CBD in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 86.8% of the labour force was employed (43.5% of the population aged 15+), and 13.2% unemployed (6.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.4% and 7.6% respectively for Bankstown City.

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 CBD in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (50.1%) compared with Bankstown City (52.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Bankstown CBD showed an increase of 983, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 182. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,168 or 20.4%.