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2,968 people living in Picnic Point in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full-time and 35% part-time.

Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Employed
2,96896.892.42,73996.992.6+229
Employed full-time
1,87361.159.41,77562.861.0+98
Employed part-time
1,04434.030.087230.927.7+172
Hours worked not stated
501.63.0923.33.9-42
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)993.27.6873.17.4+12
Looking for full-time work
461.54.6461.64.90
Looking for part-time work
531.73.0411.52.5+12

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

Labour force status
Picnic Point - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)3,06767.852.92,82765.753.1+240
Not in the labour force
1,34329.740.81,33231.040.0+11
Labour force status not stated
1152.56.21423.36.9-27

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, Picnic Point: 96.8% Employed full-time, Picnic Point: 61.1% Employed part-time, Picnic Point: 34.0% Hours worked not stated, Picnic Point: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Picnic Point: 3.2% Looking for full-time work, Picnic Point: 1.5% Looking for part-time work, Picnic Point: 1.7%
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, Picnic Point: +229 Employed full-time, Picnic Point: +98 Employed part-time, Picnic Point: +172 Hours worked not stated, Picnic Point: -42 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Picnic Point: +12 Looking for full-time work, Picnic Point: 0 Looking for part-time work, Picnic Point: +12
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 Picnic Point's labour force in 2011 was 3,067, of which 1,044 were employed part-time and 1,873 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Picnic Point in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.8% of the labour force was employed (65.6% of the population aged 15+), and 3.2% unemployed (2.2% 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 Picnic Point in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.8%) compared with Bankstown City (52.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Picnic Point showed an increase of 229, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 12. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 240 or 8.5%.