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City of Mitcham

Employment status

30,924 people living in the City of Mitcham in 2016 were employed, of which 56% worked full-time and 43% part-time.

The City of Mitcham'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 Mitcham - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Employed
30,92494.092.331,21095.694.2-286
Employed full-time
17,21952.454.017,93854.956.9-719
Employed part-time
13,32840.536.912,82839.335.6+500
Hours worked not stated
3771.11.44441.41.7-67
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,9646.07.71,4474.45.8+517
Looking for full-time work
9072.84.46492.03.4+258
Looking for part-time work
1,0573.23.37982.42.4+259

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 Mitcham - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)32,88861.659.532,65762.960.7+231
Not in the labour force
18,37834.435.617,74834.235.0+630
Labour force status not stated
2,1214.04.91,5162.94.3+605

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 Adelaide: 92.3% Employed full-time, Greater Adelaide: 54.0% Employed part-time, Greater Adelaide: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% Employed, City of Mitcham: 94.0% Employed full-time, City of Mitcham: 52.4% Employed part-time, City of Mitcham: 40.5% Hours worked not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Mitcham: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Looking for part-time work, City of Mitcham: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence 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 Mitcham: -286 Employed full-time, City of Mitcham: -719 Employed part-time, City of Mitcham: +500 Hours worked not stated, City of Mitcham: -67 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Mitcham: +517 Looking for full-time work, City of Mitcham: +258 Looking for part-time work, City of Mitcham: +259
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Mitcham's labour force in 2016 was 32,888, of which 13,328 were employed part-time and 17,219 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Mitcham in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.0% of the labour force was employed (57.9% of the population aged 15+), and 6.0% unemployed (3.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.3% and 7.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 Mitcham in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (61.6%) compared with Greater Adelaide (59.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the City of Mitcham showed a decrease of 286, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 517. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 231 or 0.7%.

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