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Central Coast Council area

Need for assistance - Employment status

In 2011, 1,004 people who needed assistance in the Central Coast Council area were employed, of which 28.5% were working full time and 54.0% part time.

The Central Coast 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 for those with a need for assistance due to age or disability can provide insight into the participation of those with a disability in the labour market, the likely need for social support services, and the success of employment programs.

To continue building the story of the population with a need for assistance in Central Coast Council area, employment status should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification datasets.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People with a need for assistance aged 15 years and over.

Employment status
Central Coast Council area - Need for assistance20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Employed1,00483.085.672981.586.1+275
Employed full-time28623.729.023526.331.0+51
Employed part-time54244.844.636640.941.4+176
Employed, away from work1199.88.5829.28.6+37
Employed, hours not stated574.73.4465.15.2+11
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)20517.014.416618.513.9+39
Looking for full-time work1088.96.4768.56.9+32
Looking for part-time work978.08.09010.17.1+7

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

Labour force status
Central Coast Council area - Need for assistance20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)1,2097.47.98956.67.6+314
Not in the labour force14,28287.187.811,97787.886.6+2,305
Labour force status not stated9035.54.37625.65.8+141

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: 85.6% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 29.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 44.6% Employed, away from work, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 14.4% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Employed, Central Coast Council area: 83.0% Employed full-time, Central Coast Council area: 23.7% Employed part-time, Central Coast Council area: 44.8% Employed, away from work, Central Coast Council area: 9.8% Employed, hours not stated, Central Coast Council area: 4.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Central Coast Council area: 17.0% Looking for full-time work, Central Coast Council area: 8.9% Looking for part-time work, Central Coast Council area: 8.0%
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, Central Coast Council area: +275 Employed full-time, Central Coast Council area: +51 Employed part-time, Central Coast Council area: +176 Employed, away from work, Central Coast Council area: +37 Employed, hours not stated, Central Coast Council area: +11 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Central Coast Council area: +39 Looking for full-time work, Central Coast Council area: +32 Looking for part-time work, Central Coast Council area: +7
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 Central Coast Council area's labour force needing assistance in 2011 was 1,209, of which 542 were employed part-time and 286 were full time workers.

Analysis of the people employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 83.0% of the labour force needing assistance was employed (6.1% of the people population aged 15+), and 17.0% unemployed (1.3% of the people population aged 15+), compared with 85.6% and 14.4% 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 population needing assistance in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (7.4%) compared with Greater Sydney (7.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people needing assistance employed in the Central Coast Council area showed an increase of 275, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 39. In the same period, the number of people needing assistance in the labour force showed an increase of 314 or 35.1%.

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