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City of Joondalup

Life-stages - Employment status

In 2011, 12,153 people aged 18 to 24 years living in the City of Joondalup were employed, of which 50.7% were working full time and 43.2% part time.

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. Typically, unemployment among youth (under 25) and seniors (over 55) are regarded as important indicators of social cohesion.

The participation rate is another indicator - defined as the percentage of the population in the labour force, it applies to all people over 15, and tends to peak among people in their 30s, while being lower for age groups with a lot of students, retirees, and where one partner has child care responsibilities. A high participation rate may indicate a place people settle to be near employment, while a low one for a particular age group could indicate many retirees or discouraged job seekers.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Employment status
City of Joondalup - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Western AustraliaNumber%Western Australia2006 to 2011
Employed12,15392.491.012,55095.693.7-397
Employed full-time6,15946.851.36,96753.154.6-808
Employed part-time5,24539.933.44,74036.132.2+505
Employed, away from work4823.73.63652.83.1+117
Employed, hours not stated2672.02.64783.63.8-211
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,0067.69.05814.46.3+425
Looking for full-time work5514.25.33202.43.7+231
Looking for part-time work4553.53.72612.02.6+194

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

Labour force status
City of Joondalup - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Western AustraliaNumber%Western Australia2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)13,15982.874.813,13183.875.2+28
Not in the labour force2,15313.618.51,85211.817.4+301
Labour force status not stated5773.66.76824.47.3-105

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, Western Australia: 91.0% Employed full-time, Western Australia: 51.3% Employed part-time, Western Australia: 33.4% Employed, away from work, Western Australia: 3.6% Employed, hours not stated, Western Australia: 2.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Western Australia: 9.0% Looking for full-time work, Western Australia: 5.3% Looking for part-time work, Western Australia: 3.7% Employed, City of Joondalup: 92.4% Employed full-time, City of Joondalup: 46.8% Employed part-time, City of Joondalup: 39.9% Employed, away from work, City of Joondalup: 3.7% Employed, hours not stated, City of Joondalup: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Joondalup: 7.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Joondalup: 4.2% Looking for part-time work, City of Joondalup: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, City of Joondalup: -397 Employed full-time, City of Joondalup: -808 Employed part-time, City of Joondalup: +505 Employed, away from work, City of Joondalup: +117 Employed, hours not stated, City of Joondalup: -211 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Joondalup: +425 Looking for full-time work, City of Joondalup: +231 Looking for part-time work, City of Joondalup: +194
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Joondalup's labour force aged 18 to 24 years in 2011 was 13,159 persons, of which 5,245 were employed part-time and 6,159 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of people aged 18 to 24 years (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.4% of the labour force aged 18 to 24 years was employed (76.5% of the population aged 15+), and 7.6% unemployed (6.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 91.0% and 9.0% respectively for Western Australia.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 aged 18 to 24 years in the City of Joondalup in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (82.8%) compared with Western Australia (74.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 18 to 24 years employed in the City of Joondalup showed a decrease of 397 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 425 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 28 persons, or 0.2%.

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