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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment status

124,526 people living in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

City of Canterbury 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
124,52692.294.3115,86392.394.7+8,663
Employed full-time
79,17758.662.076,04460.663.0+3,133
Employed part-time
41,06530.430.134,86727.828.9+6,198
Hours worked not stated
4,2843.22.14,9533.92.8-669
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)10,5997.85.79,7157.75.3+884
Looking for full-time work
6,3704.73.36,2144.93.3+156
Looking for part-time work
4,2293.12.43,5012.82.1+728

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 Canterbury Bankstown - 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)135,12553.561.7125,57853.160.7+9,547
Not in the labour force
100,60839.832.493,12739.431.8+7,481
Labour force status not stated
17,0706.85.917,8957.67.6-825

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 92.2% Employed full-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 58.6% Employed part-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 30.4% Hours worked not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.8% Looking for full-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.1%
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 Canterbury Bankstown: +8,663 Employed full-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,133 Employed part-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +6,198 Hours worked not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -669 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +884 Looking for full-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +156 Looking for part-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +728
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown's labour force in 2011 was 135,125, of which 41,065 were employed part-time and 79,177 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.2% of the labour force was employed (49.3% of the population aged 15+), and 7.8% unemployed (4.2% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (53.5%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in City of Canterbury Bankstown showed an increase of 8,663, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 884. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 9,547 or 7.6%.

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