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1,258 people living in Elizabeth East in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

Elizabeth East'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
Elizabeth East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,25882.990.51,36987.991.5-111
Employed full-time
73648.555.981152.156.9-75
Employed part-time
47131.032.350032.131.4-29
Hours worked not stated
513.42.3573.73.1-6
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)26017.19.518912.18.5+71
Looking for full-time work
18412.16.41258.06.1+59
Looking for part-time work
765.03.1644.12.5+12

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

Labour force status
Elizabeth East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,51843.855.51,55845.353.7-40
Not in the labour force
1,72749.839.31,65448.140.1+73
Labour force status not stated
2246.55.22276.66.2-3

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 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% Employed, Elizabeth East: 82.9% Employed full-time, Elizabeth East: 48.5% Employed part-time, Elizabeth East: 31.0% Hours worked not stated, Elizabeth East: 3.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Elizabeth East: 17.1% Looking for full-time work, Elizabeth East: 12.1% Looking for part-time work, Elizabeth East: 5.0%
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, Elizabeth East: -111 Employed full-time, Elizabeth East: -75 Employed part-time, Elizabeth East: -29 Hours worked not stated, Elizabeth East: -6 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Elizabeth East: +71 Looking for full-time work, Elizabeth East: +59 Looking for part-time work, Elizabeth East: +12
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 Elizabeth East's labour force in 2011 was 1,518, of which 471 were employed part-time and 736 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Elizabeth East in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 82.9% of the labour force was employed (36.3% of the population aged 15+), and 17.1% unemployed (7.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 90.5% and 9.5% respectively for the City of Playford.

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 Elizabeth East in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (43.8%) compared with the City of Playford (55.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Elizabeth East showed a decrease of 111, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 71. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 40 or 2.6%.