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Employment status

17,805 people living in Orange City in 2016 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 35% 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)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Employed
17,80593.793.417,25195.693.9+554
Employed full-time
11,34759.755.211,32462.756.7+23
Employed part-time
6,14632.336.35,59331.035.0+553
Hours worked not stated
3121.61.93341.92.1-22
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,2036.36.67974.46.1+406
Looking for full-time work
7524.03.94932.73.8+259
Looking for part-time work
4512.42.73041.72.4+147

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

Labour force status
Orange City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)19,00859.854.818,04860.956.4+960
Not in the labour force
10,69333.637.99,92733.538.5+766
Labour force status not stated
2,1076.67.31,6575.65.2+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, Regional NSW: 93.4% Employed full-time, Regional NSW: 55.2% Employed part-time, Regional NSW: 36.3% Hours worked not stated, Regional NSW: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional NSW: 6.6% Looking for full-time work, Regional NSW: 3.9% Looking for part-time work, Regional NSW: 2.7% Employed, Orange City: 93.7% Employed full-time, Orange City: 59.7% Employed part-time, Orange City: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Orange City: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Orange City: 6.3% Looking for full-time work, Orange City: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, Orange City: 2.4%
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, Orange City: +554 Employed full-time, Orange City: +23 Employed part-time, Orange City: +553 Hours worked not stated, Orange City: -22 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Orange City: +406 Looking for full-time work, Orange City: +259 Looking for part-time work, Orange City: +147
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 Orange City's labour force in 2016 was 19,008, of which 6,146 were employed part-time and 11,347 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Orange City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.7% of the labour force was employed (56.0% of the population aged 15+), and 6.3% unemployed (3.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.4% and 6.6% 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 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (59.8%) compared with Regional NSW (54.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Orange City showed an increase of 554, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 406. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 960 or 5.3%.

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