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West Woodville Ward

Employment status

6,094 people living in West Woodville Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

West Woodville 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
West Woodville Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,09494.394.45,35294.494.7+742
Employed full-time
3,75758.257.13,39759.958.8+360
Employed part-time
2,20434.135.41,81031.933.4+394
Hours worked not stated
1332.11.81452.62.4-12
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3665.75.63205.65.3+46
Looking for full-time work
2363.73.42233.93.4+13
Looking for part-time work
1302.02.2971.71.9+33

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 Woodville 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)6,46057.858.15,67253.355.4+788
Not in the labour force
4,18037.437.04,33940.839.1-159
Labour force status not stated
5274.74.96265.95.5-99

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 Woodville Ward: 94.3% Employed full-time, West Woodville Ward: 58.2% Employed part-time, West Woodville Ward: 34.1% Hours worked not stated, West Woodville Ward: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), West Woodville Ward: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, West Woodville Ward: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, West Woodville Ward: 2.0%
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 Woodville Ward: +742 Employed full-time, West Woodville Ward: +360 Employed part-time, West Woodville Ward: +394 Hours worked not stated, West Woodville Ward: -12 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), West Woodville Ward: +46 Looking for full-time work, West Woodville Ward: +13 Looking for part-time work, West Woodville Ward: +33
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 Woodville Ward's labour force in 2011 was 6,460, of which 2,204 were employed part-time and 3,757 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in West Woodville Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.3% of the labour force was employed (54.6% of the population aged 15+), and 5.7% unemployed (3.3% 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 West Woodville Ward in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (57.8%) compared with the City of Charles Sturt (58.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in West Woodville Ward showed an increase of 742, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 46. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 788 or 13.9%.