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West Croydon and District

Employment status

4,329 people living in West Croydon and District in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Employed
4,32991.894.43,90394.094.7+426
Employed full-time
2,68556.957.12,49060.058.8+195
Employed part-time
1,58233.535.41,32932.033.4+253
Hours worked not stated
621.31.8842.02.4-22
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3888.25.62486.05.3+140
Looking for full-time work
2635.63.41603.93.4+103
Looking for part-time work
1252.62.2882.11.9+37

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

Labour force status
West Croydon and District - (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)4,71758.058.14,15154.655.4+566
Not in the labour force
2,96836.537.02,89138.039.1+77
Labour force status not stated
4515.54.95667.45.5-115

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, West Croydon and District: 91.8% Employed full-time, West Croydon and District: 56.9% Employed part-time, West Croydon and District: 33.5% Hours worked not stated, West Croydon and District: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), West Croydon and District: 8.2% Looking for full-time work, West Croydon and District: 5.6% Looking for part-time work, West Croydon and District: 2.6%
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.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, West Croydon and District: +426 Employed full-time, West Croydon and District: +195 Employed part-time, West Croydon and District: +253 Hours worked not stated, West Croydon and District: -22 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), West Croydon and District: +140 Looking for full-time work, West Croydon and District: +103 Looking for part-time work, West Croydon and District: +37
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 West Croydon and District's labour force in 2011 was 4,717, of which 1,582 were employed part-time and 2,685 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.8% of the labour force was employed (53.2% of the population aged 15+), and 8.2% unemployed (4.8% 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 West Croydon and District in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (58.0%) compared with the City of Charles Sturt (58.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in West Croydon and District showed an increase of 426, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 140. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 566 or 13.6%.