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City of Burnside

Overseas born - Employment status

In 2011, 5,610 overseas born people were employed in the City of Burnside, of which 58.8% were working full time and 35.0% part time.

For the overseas-born population, 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 community of recent migrants with difficulties adjusting to economic life in Australia, and in some cases with a reliance on government benefits.

Differences in employment status for the local overseas-born populations may be related to the age and length of time that population has been in Australia, and the reason for migration (eg. some people migrate specifically for employment, so unemployment would be expected to be low in this case).

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 aged 15+

Employment status
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Employed5,61093.793.15,26695.393.8+344
Employed full-time3,29955.156.63,28359.458.9+16
Employed part-time1,96632.831.01,67230.328.9+294
Employed, away from work2333.93.62033.73.6+30
Employed, hours not stated1121.91.91082.02.5+4
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)3796.36.92594.76.2+120
Looking for full-time work1893.23.81312.43.6+58
Looking for part-time work1903.23.11282.32.6+62

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

Labour force status
City of Burnside - Overseas born20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)5,98956.753.15,52557.350.5+464
Not in the labour force4,45642.245.13,95241.047.2+504
Labour force status not stated1131.11.81611.72.2-48

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, Adelaide SD: 93.1% Employed full-time, Adelaide SD: 56.6% Employed part-time, Adelaide SD: 31.0% Employed, away from work, Adelaide SD: 3.6% Employed, hours not stated, Adelaide SD: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Adelaide SD: 6.9% Looking for full-time work, Adelaide SD: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, Adelaide SD: 3.1% Employed, City of Burnside: 93.7% Employed full-time, City of Burnside: 55.1% Employed part-time, City of Burnside: 32.8% Employed, away from work, City of Burnside: 3.9% Employed, hours not stated, City of Burnside: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Burnside: 6.3% Looking for full-time work, City of Burnside: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, City of Burnside: 3.2%
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, City of Burnside: +344 Employed full-time, City of Burnside: +16 Employed part-time, City of Burnside: +294 Employed, away from work, City of Burnside: +30 Employed, hours not stated, City of Burnside: +4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Burnside: +120 Looking for full-time work, City of Burnside: +58 Looking for part-time work, City of Burnside: +62
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 the City of Burnside's labour force born overseas in 2011 was 5,989 people, of which 1,966 were employed part-time and 3,299 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of the overseas born population (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Burnside in 2011 compared to Adelaide SD shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.7% of the labour force born overseas was employed (53.1% of the population aged 15+), and 6.3% unemployed (3.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.1% and 6.9% 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 overseas born population in the City of Burnside in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (56.7%) compared with Adelaide SD (53.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of overseas born people employed in the City of Burnside showed an increase of 344 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 120 persons. In the same period, the number of overseas born people in the labour force showed an increase of 464 persons, or 8.4%.

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