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Semaphore Park Ward

Employment status

5,444 people living in Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 60% 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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Employed
5,44497.294.45,57496.594.7-130
Employed full-time
3,27258.457.13,40959.058.8-137
Employed part-time
2,10937.735.42,07636.033.4+33
Hours worked not stated
631.11.8901.62.4-27
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1562.85.62003.55.3-44
Looking for full-time work
831.53.41412.43.4-58
Looking for part-time work
731.32.2591.01.9+14

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

Labour force status
Semaphore Park Ward - (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)5,60054.758.15,77455.755.4-174
Not in the labour force
4,15340.637.04,08839.439.1+65
Labour force status not stated
4804.74.95054.95.5-25

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 97.2% Employed full-time, Semaphore Park Ward: 58.4% Employed part-time, Semaphore Park Ward: 37.7% Hours worked not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Semaphore Park Ward: 2.8% Looking for full-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.5% Looking for part-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.3%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -130 Employed full-time, Semaphore Park Ward: -137 Employed part-time, Semaphore Park Ward: +33 Hours worked not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: -27 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Semaphore Park Ward: -44 Looking for full-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: -58 Looking for part-time work, Semaphore Park Ward: +14
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 Semaphore Park Ward's labour force in 2011 was 5,600, of which 2,109 were employed part-time and 3,272 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 97.2% of the labour force was employed (53.2% of the population aged 15+), and 2.8% unemployed (1.5% 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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.7%) compared with the City of Charles Sturt (58.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Semaphore Park Ward showed a decrease of 130, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 44. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 174 or 3.0%.