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2,302 people living in Findon in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Findon'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
Findon - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Employed
2,30295.394.42,02593.294.7+277
Employed full-time
1,35055.957.11,24057.158.8+110
Employed part-time
91037.735.471833.033.4+192
Hours worked not stated
421.71.8683.12.4-26
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1134.75.61486.85.3-35
Looking for full-time work
572.43.4904.13.4-33
Looking for part-time work
562.32.2582.71.9-2

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

Labour force status
Findon - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)2,41550.258.12,17347.855.4+243
Not in the labour force
1,92640.037.02,02944.739.1-103
Labour force status not stated
4729.84.93427.55.5+129

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, City of Charles Sturt: 94.4% Employed full-time, City of Charles Sturt: 57.1% Employed part-time, City of Charles Sturt: 35.4% Hours worked not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Charles Sturt: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Charles Sturt: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Charles Sturt: 2.2% Employed, Findon: 95.3% Employed full-time, Findon: 55.9% Employed part-time, Findon: 37.7% Hours worked not stated, Findon: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Findon: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, Findon: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Findon: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Findon: +277 Employed full-time, Findon: +110 Employed part-time, Findon: +192 Hours worked not stated, Findon: -26 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Findon: -35 Looking for full-time work, Findon: -33 Looking for part-time work, Findon: -2
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 Findon's labour force in 2011 was 2,415, of which 910 were employed part-time and 1,350 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Findon in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.3% of the labour force was employed (47.8% of the population aged 15+), and 4.7% unemployed (2.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.4% and 5.6% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

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 Findon in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (50.2%) compared with the City of Charles Sturt (58.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Findon showed an increase of 277, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 35. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 242 or 11.1%.