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North Ward

Employment status

18,498 people living in North Ward in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

North 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
North Ward - Persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Employed
18,49891.993.017,97295.296.0+526
Employed full-time
10,95754.554.410,98758.257.9-30
Employed part-time
7,30036.337.46,74435.736.7+556
Hours worked not stated
2411.21.32411.31.50
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,6238.17.09134.84.0+710
Looking for full-time work
8824.43.83061.62.1+576
Looking for part-time work
7413.73.26073.21.8+134

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

Labour force status
North Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Enumerated)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)20,12171.268.218,88572.970.5+1,236
Not in the labour force
7,11025.128.56,19223.926.3+918
Labour force status not stated
1,0113.63.38123.13.2+199

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, 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% Employed, North Ward: 91.9% Employed full-time, North Ward: 54.5% Employed part-time, North Ward: 36.3% Hours worked not stated, North Ward: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), North Ward: 8.1% Looking for full-time work, North Ward: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, North Ward: 3.7%
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, North Ward: +526 Employed full-time, North Ward: -30 Employed part-time, North Ward: +556 Hours worked not stated, North Ward: 0 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), North Ward: +710 Looking for full-time work, North Ward: +576 Looking for part-time work, North Ward: +134
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 North Ward's labour force in 2016 was 20,121, of which 7,300 were employed part-time and 10,957 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in North Ward in 2016 compared to City of Joondalup shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.9% of the labour force was employed (65.4% of the population aged 15+), and 8.1% unemployed (5.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.0% and 7.0% respectively for City of Joondalup.

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 North Ward in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (71.2%) compared with City of Joondalup (68.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in North Ward showed an increase of 526, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 710. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,236 or 6.5%.

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