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Georges River Council area

Employment status

69,533 people living in the Georges River Council area in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

The Georges River Council area'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
Georges River Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Employed
69,53393.594.063,50794.294.3+6,026
Employed full-time
43,24058.161.241,30761.362.0+1,933
Employed part-time
24,81933.430.920,66230.630.1+4,157
Hours worked not stated
1,4742.01.91,5382.32.1-64
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)4,8466.56.03,9335.85.7+913
Looking for full-time work
2,3673.23.22,1683.23.3+199
Looking for part-time work
2,4793.32.91,7652.62.4+714

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

Labour force status
Georges River Council area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)74,37960.961.667,44060.961.7+6,939
Not in the labour force
42,40434.732.338,58334.832.4+3,821
Labour force status not stated
5,4274.46.14,7924.35.9+635

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, Greater Sydney: 94.0% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 61.2% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Employed, Georges River Council area: 93.5% Employed full-time, Georges River Council area: 58.1% Employed part-time, Georges River Council area: 33.4% Hours worked not stated, Georges River Council area: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Georges River Council area: 6.5% Looking for full-time work, Georges River Council area: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Georges River Council area: 3.3%
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, Georges River Council area: +6,026 Employed full-time, Georges River Council area: +1,933 Employed part-time, Georges River Council area: +4,157 Hours worked not stated, Georges River Council area: -64 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Georges River Council area: +913 Looking for full-time work, Georges River Council area: +199 Looking for part-time work, Georges River Council area: +714
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 the Georges River Council area's labour force in 2016 was 74,379, of which 24,819 were employed part-time and 43,240 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Georges River Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.5% of the labour force was employed (56.9% of the population aged 15+), and 6.5% unemployed (4.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 the Georges River Council area in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the Georges River Council area showed an increase of 6,026, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 913. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 6,939 or 10.3%.

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