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Employment status

30,590 people living in the City of Playford in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

The City of Playford'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
City of Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Employed
30,59090.594.226,30691.594.8+4,284
Employed full-time
18,88655.956.916,36956.958.7+2,517
Employed part-time
10,92032.335.69,04631.433.8+1,874
Hours worked not stated
7842.31.78913.12.3-107
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3,2259.55.82,4588.55.2+767
Looking for full-time work
2,1786.43.41,7536.13.2+425
Looking for part-time work
1,0473.12.47052.52.0+342

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

Labour force status
City of Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)33,81555.560.728,76453.759.5+5,051
Not in the labour force
23,91239.335.021,51240.135.5+2,400
Labour force status not stated
3,1735.24.33,3186.25.1-145

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 Adelaide: 94.2% Employed full-time, Greater Adelaide: 56.9% Employed part-time, Greater Adelaide: 35.6% Hours worked not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Employed, City of Playford: 90.5% Employed full-time, City of Playford: 55.9% Employed part-time, City of Playford: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Playford: 2.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Playford: 9.5% Looking for full-time work, City of Playford: 6.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Playford: 3.1%
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, City of Playford: +4,284 Employed full-time, City of Playford: +2,517 Employed part-time, City of Playford: +1,874 Hours worked not stated, City of Playford: -107 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Playford: +767 Looking for full-time work, City of Playford: +425 Looking for part-time work, City of Playford: +342
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 City of Playford's labour force in 2011 was 33,815, of which 10,920 were employed part-time and 18,886 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Playford in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 90.5% of the labour force was employed (50.2% of the population aged 15+), and 9.5% unemployed (5.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.2% and 5.8% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 City of Playford in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (55.5%) compared with Greater Adelaide (60.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Playford showed an increase of 4,284, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 767. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 5,051 or 17.6%.