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Northern District

Employment status

21,935 people living in Northern District in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Northern District'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
Northern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Employed
21,93596.394.121,82896.694.4+107
Employed full-time
12,84056.455.413,26558.757.1-425
Employed part-time
8,76438.536.98,12335.935.2+641
Hours worked not stated
3311.51.84412.02.1-110
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)8383.75.97783.45.6+60
Looking for full-time work
3611.63.74401.93.6-79
Looking for part-time work
4772.12.23391.52.0+138

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

Labour force status
Northern District - (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)22,77369.862.822,60669.962.5+167
Not in the labour force
9,23428.333.58,90427.533.7+330
Labour force status not stated
6241.93.78422.63.8-218

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, Northern District: 96.3% Employed full-time, Northern District: 56.4% Employed part-time, Northern District: 38.5% Hours worked not stated, Northern District: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Northern District: 3.7% Looking for full-time work, Northern District: 1.6% Looking for part-time work, Northern District: 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, Northern District: +107 Employed full-time, Northern District: -425 Employed part-time, Northern District: +641 Hours worked not stated, Northern District: -110 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Northern District: +60 Looking for full-time work, Northern District: -79 Looking for part-time work, Northern District: +138
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 Northern District's labour force in 2011 was 22,773, of which 8,764 were employed part-time and 12,840 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Northern District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.3% of the labour force was employed (67.2% of the population aged 15+), and 3.7% unemployed (2.6% 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 Northern District in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.8%) compared with the City of Onkaparinga (62.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Northern District showed an increase of 107, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 60. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 167 or 0.7%.