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Employment status

17,251 people living in Orange City in 2011 were employed, of which 66% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Orange City'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
Orange City - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Employed
17,25195.693.915,48194.292.9+1,770
Employed full-time
11,32462.756.79,93860.556.5+1,386
Employed part-time
5,59331.035.05,14731.333.8+446
Hours worked not stated
3341.92.13962.42.6-62
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7974.46.19495.87.1-152
Looking for full-time work
4932.73.86223.84.6-129
Looking for part-time work
3041.72.43272.02.5-23

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

Labour force status
Orange City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)18,04860.956.416,43059.855.9+1,618
Not in the labour force
9,92733.538.59,54534.738.6+382
Labour force status not stated
1,6575.65.21,4975.45.4+160

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, Regional NSW: 93.9% Employed full-time, Regional NSW: 56.7% Employed part-time, Regional NSW: 35.0% Hours worked not stated, Regional NSW: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional NSW: 6.1% Looking for full-time work, Regional NSW: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, Regional NSW: 2.4% Employed, Orange City: 95.6% Employed full-time, Orange City: 62.7% Employed part-time, Orange City: 31.0% Hours worked not stated, Orange City: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Orange City: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Orange City: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, Orange City: 1.7%
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, Orange City: +1,770 Employed full-time, Orange City: +1,386 Employed part-time, Orange City: +446 Hours worked not stated, Orange City: -62 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Orange City: -152 Looking for full-time work, Orange City: -129 Looking for part-time work, Orange City: -23
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 Orange City's labour force in 2011 was 18,048, of which 5,593 were employed part-time and 11,324 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Orange City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (58.2% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.9% and 6.1% respectively for Regional NSW.

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 Orange City in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with Regional NSW (56.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Orange City showed an increase of 1,770, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 152. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,618 or 9.8%.

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