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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Employment status

In 2011, 2,070 Central Coast Council area residents who recently arrived from overseas were employed, of which 65.0% were working full time and 29.7% part time.

The Central Coast Council area'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
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney
Employed2,07089.189.0
Employed full-time1,34657.955.0
Employed part-time61526.529.4
Employed, away from work612.62.4
Employed, hours not stated482.12.2
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)25410.911.0
Looking for full-time work1466.35.5
Looking for part-time work1084.65.5

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
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney
Total labour force (Participation rate)2,32466.964.8
Not in the labour force1,10831.934.1
Labour force status not stated421.21.1

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.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Greater Sydney: 89.0% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 55.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 29.4% Employed, away from work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 11.0% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Employed, Central Coast Council area: 89.1% Employed full-time, Central Coast Council area: 57.9% Employed part-time, Central Coast Council area: 26.5% Employed, away from work, Central Coast Council area: 2.6% Employed, hours not stated, Central Coast Council area: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Central Coast Council area: 10.9% Looking for full-time work, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Looking for part-time work, Central Coast Council area: 4.6%
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 Central Coast Council area's recent overseas arriving labour force in 2011 was 2,324 persons, of which 615 were employed part-time and 1,346 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of the recent overseas arriving population (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 89.1% of the recent overseas arriving labour force was employed (59.6% of the population aged 15+), and 10.9% unemployed (7.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 89.0% and 11.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.9%) compared with Greater Sydney (64.8%).

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