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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Employment status

2,035,517 people living in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Employed2,035,51792.394.01,806,71594.094.3+228,802
Employed full-time1,305,22459.261.21,182,71261.562.0+122,511
Employed part-time688,60931.230.9579,11030.130.1+109,498
Hours worked not stated41,6841.91.944,8912.32.1-3,208
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)168,6967.76.0115,2126.05.7+53,483
Looking for full-time work100,0994.53.271,7283.73.3+28,370
Looking for part-time work68,5973.12.943,4842.32.4+25,113

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

Labour force status
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Total labour force (Participation rate)2,204,21362.861.61,921,92763.961.7+282,285
Not in the labour force1,097,52231.332.3933,65131.032.4+163,870
Labour force status not stated207,2645.96.1152,8135.15.9+54,450

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 Sydney: 94.0% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 61.2% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Employed, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 92.3% Employed full-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 59.2% Employed part-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 31.2% Hours worked not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.7% Looking for full-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.5% Looking for part-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.1%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +228,802 Employed full-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +122,511 Employed part-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +109,498 Hours worked not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -3,208 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +53,483 Looking for full-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +28,370 Looking for part-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +25,113
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'s labour force in 2016 was 2,204,213, of which 688,609 were employed part-time and 1,305,224 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.3% of the labour force was employed (58.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.7% unemployed (4.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (62.8%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) showed an increase of 228,802, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 53,484. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 282,286 or 14.7%.

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