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Employment status

31,210 people living in the City of Mitcham in 2011 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 41% 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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
31,21095.694.230,53796.294.8+673
Employed full-time
17,93854.956.918,13457.158.7-196
Employed part-time
12,82839.335.611,72736.933.8+1,101
Hours worked not stated
4441.41.76762.12.3-232
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,4474.45.81,2223.85.2+225
Looking for full-time work
6492.03.45801.83.2+69
Looking for part-time work
7982.42.46422.02.0+156

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

Labour force status
City of Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)32,65762.960.731,75962.059.5+898
Not in the labour force
17,74834.235.017,68034.535.5+68
Labour force status not stated
1,5162.94.31,7703.55.1-254

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 Adelaide: 94.2% Employed full-time, Greater Adelaide: 56.9% Employed part-time, Greater Adelaide: 35.6% Hours worked not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Employed, City of Mitcham: 95.6% Employed full-time, City of Mitcham: 54.9% Employed part-time, City of Mitcham: 39.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Mitcham: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, City of Mitcham: 2.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Mitcham: 2.4%
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, City of Mitcham: +673 Employed full-time, City of Mitcham: -196 Employed part-time, City of Mitcham: +1,101 Hours worked not stated, City of Mitcham: -232 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Mitcham: +225 Looking for full-time work, City of Mitcham: +69 Looking for part-time work, City of Mitcham: +156
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 the City of Mitcham's labour force in 2011 was 32,657, of which 12,828 were employed part-time and 17,938 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (60.1% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.2% and 5.8% 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 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (62.9%) compared with Greater Adelaide (60.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Mitcham showed an increase of 673, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 225. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 898 or 2.8%.