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Recent arrivals - Employment status

In 2011, 1,078 City of Burnside residents who recently arrived from overseas were employed, of which 59.3% were working full time and 35.1% part time.

The City of Burnside's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status.

For recent arrivals from overseas, being able to find work and participate in the local economy is a very important step to settling into Australia. High employment can indicate an engaged migrant community, or perhaps a large contingent on work-sponsored visas. A high level of unemployment or low participation rate (the percentage of the population in the labour force) can indicate a migrant community with difficulties adjusting to economic life in Australia, and perhaps with a reliance on government benefits.

Employment data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification data for the recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Employment status
City of Burnside - Recent arrivals2011
Employment statusNumber%Adelaide SD
Employed1,07885.087.1
Employed full-time63950.448.4
Employed part-time37829.833.8
Employed, away from work342.72.7
Employed, hours not stated272.12.2
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)19015.012.9
Looking for full-time work987.76.1
Looking for part-time work927.36.8

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.

Labour force status
City of Burnside - Recent arrivals2011
Labour force statusNumber%Adelaide SD
Total labour force (Participation rate)1,26856.462.4
Not in the labour force97043.136.7
Labour force status not stated110.51.0

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.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Adelaide SD: 87.1% Employed full-time, Adelaide SD: 48.4% Employed part-time, Adelaide SD: 33.8% Employed, away from work, Adelaide SD: 2.7% Employed, hours not stated, Adelaide SD: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Adelaide SD: 12.9% Looking for full-time work, Adelaide SD: 6.1% Looking for part-time work, Adelaide SD: 6.8% Employed, City of Burnside: 85.0% Employed full-time, City of Burnside: 50.4% Employed part-time, City of Burnside: 29.8% Employed, away from work, City of Burnside: 2.7% Employed, hours not stated, City of Burnside: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Burnside: 15.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Burnside: 7.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Burnside: 7.3%
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.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Burnside's recent overseas arriving labour force in 2011 was 1,268 persons, of which 378 were employed part-time and 639 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of the recent overseas arriving population (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 85.0% of the recent overseas arriving labour force was employed (47.9% of the population aged 15+), and 15.0% unemployed (8.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 87.1% and 12.9% respectively for Adelaide SD.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 recent overseas arriving population in the City of Burnside in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.4%) compared with Adelaide SD (62.4%).

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