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10,308 people living in Bankstown in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Bankstown'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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Employed
10,30887.392.48,95688.892.6+1,352
Employed full-time
6,62156.159.46,00059.561.0+621
Employed part-time
3,22727.330.02,49224.727.7+735
Hours worked not stated
4603.93.04634.63.9-3
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,50212.77.61,12811.27.4+374
Looking for full-time work
9277.84.67437.44.9+184
Looking for part-time work
5774.93.03863.82.5+191

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)11,81050.152.910,08249.553.1+1,728
Not in the labour force
9,49340.340.88,08139.740.0+1,412
Labour force status not stated
2,2639.66.22,20910.86.9+54

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: 87.3% Employed full-time, Bankstown: 56.1% Employed part-time, Bankstown: 27.3% Hours worked not stated, Bankstown: 3.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown: 12.7% Looking for full-time work, Bankstown: 7.8% Looking for part-time work, Bankstown: 4.9%
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: +1,352 Employed full-time, Bankstown: +621 Employed part-time, Bankstown: +735 Hours worked not stated, Bankstown: -3 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bankstown: +374 Looking for full-time work, Bankstown: +184 Looking for part-time work, Bankstown: +191
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's labour force in 2011 was 11,810, of which 3,227 were employed part-time and 6,621 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Bankstown in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 87.3% of the labour force was employed (43.7% of the population aged 15+), and 12.7% unemployed (6.4% 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 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 showed an increase of 1,352, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 374. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,728 or 17.1%.