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Liverpool City

Employment status

74,563 people living in Liverpool City in 2011 were employed, of which 68% worked full-time and 28% part-time.

Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
74,56393.094.367,71592.894.7+6,848
Employed full-time
50,80163.362.046,91564.363.0+3,886
Employed part-time
21,23626.530.118,11924.828.9+3,117
Hours worked not stated
2,5263.12.12,6813.72.8-155
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5,6297.05.75,2157.25.3+414
Looking for full-time work
3,5354.43.33,5074.83.3+28
Looking for part-time work
2,0942.62.41,7082.32.1+386

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

Labour force status
Liverpool City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)80,19258.261.772,93059.060.7+7,262
Not in the labour force
48,66435.332.440,73132.931.8+7,933
Labour force status not stated
9,0466.65.910,0168.17.6-970

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, Greater Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, Liverpool City: 93.0% Employed full-time, Liverpool City: 63.3% Employed part-time, Liverpool City: 26.5% Hours worked not stated, Liverpool City: 3.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Liverpool City: 7.0% Looking for full-time work, Liverpool City: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, Liverpool City: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Liverpool City: +6,848 Employed full-time, Liverpool City: +3,886 Employed part-time, Liverpool City: +3,117 Hours worked not stated, Liverpool City: -155 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Liverpool City: +414 Looking for full-time work, Liverpool City: +28 Looking for part-time work, Liverpool City: +386
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Liverpool City's labour force in 2011 was 80,192, of which 21,236 were employed part-time and 50,801 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Liverpool City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.0% of the labour force was employed (54.1% of the population aged 15+), and 7.0% unemployed (4.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% 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 Liverpool City in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (58.2%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Liverpool City showed an increase of 6,848, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 414. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 7,262 or 10.0%.

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