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Shire of Morawa

Employment status

403 people living in the Shire of Morawa in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 33% 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Employed40396.095.636896.196.0+35
Employed full-time25861.462.524162.961.7+17
Employed part-time13431.930.911229.231.3+22
Hours worked not stated112.62.2153.93.0-4
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)174.04.4153.94.0+2
Looking for full-time work112.63.061.62.7+5
Looking for part-time work61.41.492.31.3-3

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 Morawa - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)42062.862.838361.962.3+37
Not in the labour force21231.728.620433.029.1+8
Labour force status not stated375.58.6325.28.5+5

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 Morawa: 96.0% Employed full-time, Shire of Morawa: 61.4% Employed part-time, Shire of Morawa: 31.9% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Morawa: 2.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Morawa: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Morawa: 2.6% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Morawa: 1.4%
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, Shire of Morawa: +35 Employed full-time, Shire of Morawa: +17 Employed part-time, Shire of Morawa: +22 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Morawa: -4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Morawa: +2 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Morawa: +5 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Morawa: -3
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 Morawa's labour force in 2011 was 420, of which 134 were employed part-time and 258 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Morawa in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (60.2% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.5% 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 Morawa in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (62.8%) compared with Regional WA (62.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Shire of Morawa showed an increase of 35, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 2. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 37 or 9.7%.

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