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South Ward

Employment status

10,166 people living in South Ward in 2016 were employed, of which 56% worked full-time and 42% part-time.

South 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
South Ward - Persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Joondalup %Number%City of Joondalup %2011 to 2016
Employed
10,16693.893.011,04897.696.0-882
Employed full-time
5,73853.054.46,57558.157.9-838
Employed part-time
4,30239.737.44,39838.836.7-96
Hours worked not stated
1251.21.3740.71.5+52
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)6676.27.02742.44.0+393
Looking for full-time work
3703.43.81441.32.1+227
Looking for part-time work
2972.73.21301.21.8+167

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

Labour force status
South 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)10,83465.468.211,32368.570.5-489
Not in the labour force
5,25631.728.54,89229.626.3+363
Labour force status not stated
4923.03.33031.83.2+189

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, South Ward: 93.8% Employed full-time, South Ward: 53.0% Employed part-time, South Ward: 39.7% Hours worked not stated, South Ward: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South Ward: 6.2% Looking for full-time work, South Ward: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, South Ward: 2.7%
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, South Ward: -882 Employed full-time, South Ward: -838 Employed part-time, South Ward: -96 Hours worked not stated, South Ward: +52 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South Ward: +393 Looking for full-time work, South Ward: +227 Looking for part-time work, South Ward: +167
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 South Ward's labour force in 2016 was 10,834, of which 4,302 were employed part-time and 5,738 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in South Ward in 2016 compared to City of Joondalup shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.8% of the labour force was employed (61.4% of the population aged 15+), and 6.2% unemployed (4.0% 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 South Ward in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.4%) compared with City of Joondalup (68.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in South Ward showed a decrease of 882, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 393. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 489 or 4.3%.

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