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6,098 people living in Happy Valley in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,09896.494.16,14797.094.4-49
Employed full-time
3,59956.955.43,76959.557.1-170
Employed part-time
2,39837.936.92,24835.535.2+150
Hours worked not stated
1011.61.81302.12.1-29
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2273.65.91923.05.6+35
Looking for full-time work
991.63.71031.63.6-4
Looking for part-time work
1282.02.2891.42.0+39

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

Labour force status
Happy Valley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)6,32568.462.86,33968.662.5-14
Not in the labour force
2,71229.333.52,60628.233.7+106
Labour force status not stated
2062.23.73003.23.8-94

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, City of Onkaparinga: 94.1% Employed full-time, City of Onkaparinga: 55.4% Employed part-time, City of Onkaparinga: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Onkaparinga: 5.9% Looking for full-time work, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Employed, Happy Valley: 96.4% Employed full-time, Happy Valley: 56.9% Employed part-time, Happy Valley: 37.9% Hours worked not stated, Happy Valley: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Happy Valley: 3.6% Looking for full-time work, Happy Valley: 1.6% Looking for part-time work, Happy Valley: 2.0%
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, Happy Valley: -49 Employed full-time, Happy Valley: -170 Employed part-time, Happy Valley: +150 Hours worked not stated, Happy Valley: -29 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Happy Valley: +35 Looking for full-time work, Happy Valley: -4 Looking for part-time work, Happy Valley: +39
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 Happy Valley's labour force in 2011 was 6,325, of which 2,398 were employed part-time and 3,599 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Happy Valley in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.4% of the labour force was employed (66.0% of the population aged 15+), and 3.6% unemployed (2.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.1% and 5.9% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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 Happy Valley in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.4%) compared with the City of Onkaparinga (62.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Happy Valley showed a decrease of 49, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 35. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 14 or 0.2%.