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Camden Council area

Employment status

28,762 people living in Camden Council area in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
28,76296.094.324,75396.194.7+4,009
Employed full-time
19,29564.462.016,57764.463.0+2,718
Employed part-time
8,85429.530.17,47229.028.9+1,382
Hours worked not stated
6132.02.17042.72.8-91
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,2074.05.71,0003.95.3+207
Looking for full-time work
7032.33.36232.43.3+80
Looking for part-time work
5041.72.43771.52.1+127

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

Labour force status
Camden Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)29,96969.861.725,75369.760.7+4,216
Not in the labour force
11,36526.532.49,65126.131.8+1,714
Labour force status not stated
1,6223.85.91,5554.27.6+67

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, Greater Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, Camden Council area: 96.0% Employed full-time, Camden Council area: 64.4% Employed part-time, Camden Council area: 29.5% Hours worked not stated, Camden Council area: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Camden Council area: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Camden Council area: 2.3% Looking for part-time work, Camden Council area: 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, Camden Council area: +4,009 Employed full-time, Camden Council area: +2,718 Employed part-time, Camden Council area: +1,382 Hours worked not stated, Camden Council area: -91 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Camden Council area: +207 Looking for full-time work, Camden Council area: +80 Looking for part-time work, Camden Council area: +127
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 Camden Council area's labour force in 2011 was 29,969, of which 8,854 were employed part-time and 19,295 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (67.0% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 Camden Council area in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.8%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Camden Council area showed an increase of 4,009, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 207. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,216 or 16.4%.

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