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District Council of Mount Barker

Employment status

16,381 people living in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 were employed, of which 56% worked full-time and 42% part-time.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Employed
16,38194.892.315,13595.594.2+1,246
Employed full-time
9,22253.454.08,86055.956.9+362
Employed part-time
6,91040.036.96,06138.235.6+849
Hours worked not stated
2491.41.42141.41.7+35
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)9005.27.77124.55.8+188
Looking for full-time work
4652.74.43722.33.4+93
Looking for part-time work
4352.53.33402.12.4+95

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

Labour force status
District Council of Mount Barker - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)17,28164.859.515,84768.160.7+1,434
Not in the labour force
8,01930.135.66,74329.035.0+1,276
Labour force status not stated
1,3575.14.96642.94.3+693

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, Greater Adelaide: 92.3% Employed full-time, Greater Adelaide: 54.0% Employed part-time, Greater Adelaide: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Adelaide: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Adelaide: 3.3% Employed, District Council of Mount Barker: 94.8% Employed full-time, District Council of Mount Barker: 53.4% Employed part-time, District Council of Mount Barker: 40.0% Hours worked not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), District Council of Mount Barker: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.5%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,246 Employed full-time, District Council of Mount Barker: +362 Employed part-time, District Council of Mount Barker: +849 Hours worked not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: +35 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), District Council of Mount Barker: +188 Looking for full-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: +93 Looking for part-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: +95
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 District Council of Mount Barker's labour force in 2016 was 17,281, of which 6,910 were employed part-time and 9,222 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.8% of the labour force was employed (61.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.2% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.3% and 7.7% 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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.8%) compared with Greater Adelaide (59.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the District Council of Mount Barker showed an increase of 1,246, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 188. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,434 or 9.0%.

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