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12,687 people living in Southern Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

Southern Ward'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
Southern Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Employed
12,68797.296.211,99197.296.7+696
Employed full-time
7,49957.557.77,02556.959.1+474
Employed part-time
4,98438.236.94,70838.135.3+276
Hours worked not stated
2041.61.62602.12.3-56
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3632.83.83502.83.3+13
Looking for full-time work
1421.11.91751.41.7-33
Looking for part-time work
2211.71.91751.41.6+46

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

Labour force status
Southern Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)13,05061.961.612,34061.060.8+710
Not in the labour force
7,33034.833.76,81533.733.3+515
Labour force status not stated
7023.34.71,0815.35.9-379

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, City of Bayside: 96.2% Employed full-time, City of Bayside: 57.7% Employed part-time, City of Bayside: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, City of Bayside: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Bayside: 3.8% Looking for full-time work, City of Bayside: 1.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Bayside: 1.9% Employed, Southern Ward: 97.2% Employed full-time, Southern Ward: 57.5% Employed part-time, Southern Ward: 38.2% Hours worked not stated, Southern Ward: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Southern Ward: 2.8% Looking for full-time work, Southern Ward: 1.1% Looking for part-time work, Southern Ward: 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, Southern Ward: +696 Employed full-time, Southern Ward: +474 Employed part-time, Southern Ward: +276 Hours worked not stated, Southern Ward: -56 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Southern Ward: +13 Looking for full-time work, Southern Ward: -33 Looking for part-time work, Southern Ward: +46
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 Southern Ward's labour force in 2011 was 13,050, of which 4,984 were employed part-time and 7,499 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Southern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 97.2% of the labour force was employed (60.2% of the population aged 15+), and 2.8% unemployed (1.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 96.2% and 3.8% respectively for City of Bayside.

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 Southern Ward in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (61.9%) compared with City of Bayside (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Southern Ward showed an increase of 696, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 13. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 710 or 5.8%.