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Colonel Light Gardens

Employment status

1,829 people living in Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 were employed, of which 55% worked full-time and 43% part-time.

Colonel Light Gardens'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
Colonel Light Gardens - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Employed
1,82996.294.01,78797.795.6+42
Employed full-time
1,01453.352.41,01855.754.9-4
Employed part-time
79241.640.575141.139.3+41
Hours worked not stated
231.21.1181.01.4+5
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)733.86.0422.34.4+31
Looking for full-time work
321.72.8160.92.0+16
Looking for part-time work
412.23.2261.42.4+15

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

Labour force status
Colonel Light Gardens - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,90272.261.61,82972.662.9+73
Not in the labour force
66825.434.463425.234.2+34
Labour force status not stated
823.14.0552.22.9+27

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 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% Employed, Colonel Light Gardens: 96.2% Employed full-time, Colonel Light Gardens: 53.3% Employed part-time, Colonel Light Gardens: 41.6% Hours worked not stated, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Colonel Light Gardens: 3.8% Looking for full-time work, Colonel Light Gardens: 1.7% Looking for part-time work, Colonel Light Gardens: 2.2%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: +42 Employed full-time, Colonel Light Gardens: -4 Employed part-time, Colonel Light Gardens: +41 Hours worked not stated, Colonel Light Gardens: +5 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Colonel Light Gardens: +31 Looking for full-time work, Colonel Light Gardens: +16 Looking for part-time work, Colonel Light Gardens: +15
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 Colonel Light Gardens's labour force in 2016 was 1,902, of which 792 were employed part-time and 1,014 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.2% of the labour force was employed (69.4% of the population aged 15+), and 3.8% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (72.2%) compared with the City of Mitcham (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Colonel Light Gardens showed an increase of 42, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 31. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 73 or 4.0%.

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