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City of Joondalup

Employment status

77,349 people living in the City of Joondalup in 2016 were employed, of which 58% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

The City of Joondalup'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
City of Joondalup - Persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Employed
77,34993.091.781,09896.095.1-3,749
Employed full-time
45,20054.456.048,87357.959.9-3,673
Employed part-time
31,06437.434.230,95636.733.4+108
Hours worked not stated
1,0851.31.51,2691.51.9-184
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5,8147.08.33,3484.04.9+2,466
Looking for full-time work
3,1703.84.91,7862.12.8+1,384
Looking for part-time work
2,6443.23.41,5621.82.1+1,082

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

Labour force status
City of Joondalup - Persons aged 15+ (Enumerated)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)83,16368.263.784,44670.564.5-1,283
Not in the labour force
34,73228.530.231,48626.329.9+3,246
Labour force status not stated
3,9883.36.13,8673.25.6+121

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 Perth: 91.7% Employed full-time, Greater Perth: 56.0% Employed part-time, Greater Perth: 34.2% Hours worked not stated, Greater Perth: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Perth: 8.3% Looking for full-time work, Greater Perth: 4.9% Looking for part-time work, Greater Perth: 3.4% Employed, City of Joondalup: 93.0% Employed full-time, City of Joondalup: 54.4% Employed part-time, City of Joondalup: 37.4% Hours worked not stated, City of Joondalup: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Joondalup: 7.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Joondalup: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, City of Joondalup: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated 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, City of Joondalup: -3,749 Employed full-time, City of Joondalup: -3,673 Employed part-time, City of Joondalup: +108 Hours worked not stated, City of Joondalup: -184 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Joondalup: +2,466 Looking for full-time work, City of Joondalup: +1,384 Looking for part-time work, City of Joondalup: +1,082
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Joondalup's labour force in 2016 was 83,163, of which 31,064 were employed part-time and 45,200 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Joondalup in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.0% of the labour force was employed (63.5% of the population aged 15+), and 7.0% unemployed (4.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 91.7% and 8.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

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 City of Joondalup in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.2%) compared with Greater Perth (63.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the City of Joondalup showed a decrease of 3,749, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 2,466. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 1,283 or 1.5%.

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