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Semaphore Park Ward

Employment status

5,172 people living in Semaphore Park Ward in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

Semaphore Park Ward'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
Semaphore Park Ward - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Employed
5,17293.892.95,44497.294.4-272
Employed full-time
3,05155.455.33,27258.457.1-221
Employed part-time
2,03937.036.22,10937.735.4-70
Hours worked not stated
821.51.4631.11.8+19
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3406.27.11562.85.6+184
Looking for full-time work
1933.54.0831.53.4+110
Looking for part-time work
1472.73.1731.32.2+74

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Semaphore Park Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)5,51253.959.05,60054.758.1-88
Not in the labour force
4,26941.736.14,15340.637.0+116
Labour force status not stated
4604.54.94804.74.9-20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, City of Charles Sturt: 92.9% Employed full-time, City of Charles Sturt: 55.3% Employed part-time, City of Charles Sturt: 36.2% Hours worked not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Charles Sturt: 7.1% Looking for full-time work, City of Charles Sturt: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Charles Sturt: 3.1% Employed, Semaphore Park Ward: 93.8% Employed full-time, Semaphore Park Ward: 55.4% Employed part-time, Semaphore Park Ward: 37.0% Hours worked not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Semaphore Park Ward: 6.2% Looking for full-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Semaphore Park Ward: -272 Employed full-time, Semaphore Park Ward: -221 Employed part-time, Semaphore Park Ward: -70 Hours worked not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: +19 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Semaphore Park Ward: +184 Looking for full-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: +110 Looking for part-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: +74
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Semaphore Park Ward's labour force in 2016 was 5,512, of which 2,039 were employed part-time and 3,051 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Semaphore Park Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.8% of the labour force was employed (50.6% of the population aged 15+), and 6.2% unemployed (3.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.9% and 7.1% 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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (53.9%) compared with the City of Charles Sturt (59.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Semaphore Park Ward showed a decrease of 272, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 184. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 88 or 1.6%.

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