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1,251 people living in the Shire of Moora in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

The Shire of Moora'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
Shire of Moora - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Employed1,25196.695.61,22796.596.0+24
Employed full-time81963.262.583865.961.7-19
Employed part-time40030.930.934627.231.3+54
Hours worked not stated322.52.2433.43.0-11
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)443.44.4453.54.0-1
Looking for full-time work312.43.0302.42.7+1
Looking for part-time work131.01.4151.21.3-2

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

Labour force status
Shire of Moora - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)1,29567.262.81,27268.562.3+23
Not in the labour force53928.028.648326.029.1+56
Labour force status not stated924.88.61035.58.5-11

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, Regional WA: 95.6% Employed full-time, Regional WA: 62.5% Employed part-time, Regional WA: 30.9% Hours worked not stated, Regional WA: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional WA: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Regional WA: 3.0% Looking for part-time work, Regional WA: 1.4% Employed, Shire of Moora: 96.6% Employed full-time, Shire of Moora: 63.2% Employed part-time, Shire of Moora: 30.9% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Moora: 2.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Moora: 3.4% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Moora: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Moora: 1.0%
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, Shire of Moora: +24 Employed full-time, Shire of Moora: -19 Employed part-time, Shire of Moora: +54 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Moora: -11 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Moora: -1 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Moora: +1 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Moora: -2
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 Shire of Moora's labour force in 2011 was 1,295, of which 400 were employed part-time and 819 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Moora in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.6% of the labour force was employed (65.0% of the population aged 15+), and 3.4% unemployed (2.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.6% and 4.4% respectively for Regional WA.

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 Shire of Moora in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.2%) compared with Regional WA (62.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Shire of Moora showed an increase of 24, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 1. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 23 or 1.8%.

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