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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Employment status

1,806,715 people living in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed1,806,71594.794.31,514,71594.794.7+292,000
Employed full-time1,182,71362.062.0999,86062.563.0+182,853
Employed part-time579,11130.430.1466,43329.228.9+112,678
Hours worked not stated44,8922.42.148,4233.02.8-3,531
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)115,2136.05.784,2825.35.3+30,931
Looking for full-time work71,7293.83.353,5563.33.3+18,173
Looking for part-time work43,4842.32.430,7251.92.1+12,759

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

Labour force status
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)1,921,92864.461.71,598,99963.160.7+322,929
Not in the labour force933,65231.332.4790,18131.231.8+143,471
Labour force status not stated152,8145.15.9146,8195.87.6+5,995

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 Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 94.7% Employed full-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 62.0% Employed part-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 30.4% Hours worked not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.0% Looking for full-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.8% Looking for part-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.3%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +292,000 Employed full-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +182,853 Employed part-time, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +112,678 Hours worked not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -3,531 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +30,931 Looking for full-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +18,173 Looking for part-time work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +12,759
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'s labour force in 2011 was 1,907,417, of which 579,111 were employed part-time and 1,182,713 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.7% of the labour force was employed (60.5% of the population aged 15+), and 6.0% unemployed (3.9% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% 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 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.4%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) showed an increase of 292,000, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 30,931. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 322,929 or 20.2%.

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