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District Council of Mount Barker

Employment status

15,135 people living in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
15,13595.594.213,01196.194.8+2,124
Employed full-time
8,86055.956.97,77557.458.7+1,085
Employed part-time
6,06138.235.64,94236.533.8+1,119
Hours worked not stated
2141.41.72942.22.3-80
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7124.55.85303.95.2+182
Looking for full-time work
3722.33.43012.23.2+71
Looking for part-time work
3402.12.42291.72.0+111

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

Labour force status
District Council of Mount Barker - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)15,84768.160.713,54166.259.5+2,306
Not in the labour force
6,74329.035.06,05329.635.5+690
Labour force status not stated
6642.94.38514.25.1-187

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, Greater Adelaide: 94.2% Employed full-time, Greater Adelaide: 56.9% Employed part-time, Greater Adelaide: 35.6% Hours worked not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Employed, District Council of Mount Barker: 95.5% Employed full-time, District Council of Mount Barker: 55.9% Employed part-time, District Council of Mount Barker: 38.2% Hours worked not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), District Council of Mount Barker: 4.5% Looking for full-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.3% Looking for part-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.1%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +2,124 Employed full-time, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,085 Employed part-time, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,119 Hours worked not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: -80 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), District Council of Mount Barker: +182 Looking for full-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: +71 Looking for part-time work, District Council of Mount Barker: +111
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 District Council of Mount Barker's labour force in 2011 was 15,847, of which 6,061 were employed part-time and 8,860 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.5% of the labour force was employed (65.1% of the population aged 15+), and 4.5% unemployed (3.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.2% and 5.8% 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 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.1%) compared with Greater Adelaide (60.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the District Council of Mount Barker showed an increase of 2,124, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 182. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 2,306 or 17.0%.

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