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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment status

138,197 people living in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 35% 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)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Employed
138,19791.894.0124,52692.294.3+13,671
Employed full-time
85,60156.861.279,17758.662.0+6,424
Employed part-time
48,50732.230.941,06530.430.1+7,442
Hours worked not stated
4,0892.71.94,2843.22.1-195
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)12,4228.26.010,5997.85.7+1,823
Looking for full-time work
6,5914.43.26,3704.73.3+221
Looking for part-time work
5,8313.92.94,2293.12.4+1,602

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)150,61954.761.6135,12553.561.7+15,494
Not in the labour force
108,21439.332.3100,60839.832.4+7,606
Labour force status not stated
16,4336.06.117,0706.85.9-637

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, Greater Sydney: 94.0% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 61.2% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Employed, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 91.8% Employed full-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 56.8% Employed part-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 32.2% Hours worked not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.2% Looking for full-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +13,671 Employed full-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +6,424 Employed part-time, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +7,442 Hours worked not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -195 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,823 Looking for full-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +221 Looking for part-time work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,602
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 was 150,619, of which 48,507 were employed part-time and 85,601 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.8% of the labour force was employed (50.2% of the population aged 15+), and 8.2% unemployed (4.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% 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 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.7%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in City of Canterbury Bankstown showed an increase of 13,671, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 1,823. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 15,494 or 11.5%.

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