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Shire of Morawa

Employment status

301 people living in the Shire of Morawa in 2016 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

The Shire of Morawa'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 Morawa - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Employed30190.993.640396.095.6-102
Employed full-time19659.259.125861.462.5-62
Employed part-time10130.532.613431.930.9-33
Hours worked not stated41.21.9112.62.2-7
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)309.16.4174.04.4+13
Looking for full-time work247.34.3112.63.0+13
Looking for part-time work61.82.161.41.40

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

Labour force status
Shire of Morawa - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Total labour force (Participation rate)33156.060.142062.862.8-89
Not in the labour force20134.029.721231.728.6-11
Labour force status not stated559.310.1375.58.6+18

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, Regional WA: 93.6% Employed full-time, Regional WA: 59.1% Employed part-time, Regional WA: 32.6% Hours worked not stated, Regional WA: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional WA: 6.4% Looking for full-time work, Regional WA: 4.3% Looking for part-time work, Regional WA: 2.1% Employed, Shire of Morawa: 90.9% Employed full-time, Shire of Morawa: 59.2% Employed part-time, Shire of Morawa: 30.5% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Morawa: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Morawa: 9.1% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Morawa: 7.3% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Morawa: 1.8%
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, Shire of Morawa: -102 Employed full-time, Shire of Morawa: -62 Employed part-time, Shire of Morawa: -33 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Morawa: -7 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Morawa: +13 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Morawa: +13 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Morawa: 0
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 Shire of Morawa's labour force in 2016 was 331, of which 101 were employed part-time and 196 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Morawa in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 90.9% of the labour force was employed (50.9% of the population aged 15+), and 9.1% unemployed (5.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.6% and 6.4% 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 Morawa in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.0%) compared with Regional WA (60.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the Shire of Morawa showed a decrease of 102, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 13. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 89 or 21.2%.

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