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Central Coast Council area

Employment status

8,925 people living in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 were employed, of which 58% worked full-time and 40% 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 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
Central Coast Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Employed8,92593.793.28,42692.293.0+499
Employed full-time5,21754.854.05,05855.355.7+159
Employed part-time3,54137.237.33,13034.234.7+411
Hours worked not stated1671.81.92382.62.5-71
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)5966.36.87167.87.0-120
Looking for full-time work3774.04.45125.64.7-135
Looking for part-time work2192.32.42042.22.3+15

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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)9,52154.956.49,14254.956.2+379
Not in the labour force6,91639.939.26,66640.138.6+250
Labour force status not stated8945.24.58305.05.2+64

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, Regional TAS: 93.2% Employed full-time, Regional TAS: 54.0% Employed part-time, Regional TAS: 37.3% Hours worked not stated, Regional TAS: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional TAS: 6.8% Looking for full-time work, Regional TAS: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, Regional TAS: 2.4% Employed, Central Coast Council area: 93.7% Employed full-time, Central Coast Council area: 54.8% Employed part-time, Central Coast Council area: 37.2% Hours worked not stated, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Looking for full-time work, Central Coast Council area: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, Central Coast Council area: 2.3%
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: +499 Employed full-time, Central Coast Council area: +159 Employed part-time, Central Coast Council area: +411 Hours worked not stated, Central Coast Council area: -71 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Central Coast Council area: -120 Looking for full-time work, Central Coast Council area: -135 Looking for part-time work, Central Coast Council area: +15
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 in 2011 was 9,521, of which 3,541 were employed part-time and 5,217 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Regional TAS shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.7% of the labour force was employed (51.5% of the population aged 15+), and 6.3% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.2% and 6.8% respectively for Regional TAS.

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 the Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.9%) compared with Regional TAS (56.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Central Coast Council area showed an increase of 499, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 120. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 379 or 4.1%.

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