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713 people living in Smithfield in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

Smithfield'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
Smithfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Employed
71386.590.546787.891.5+246
Employed full-time
46055.855.927351.456.9+187
Employed part-time
24229.332.318935.631.4+53
Hours worked not stated
121.52.371.33.1+5
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)11213.69.56412.08.5+48
Looking for full-time work
738.96.4509.46.1+23
Looking for part-time work
384.63.1142.62.5+24

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

Labour force status
Smithfield - (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)82546.355.553244.753.7+293
Not in the labour force
79444.639.354645.940.1+248
Labour force status not stated
1629.15.21119.36.2+51

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, Smithfield: 86.5% Employed full-time, Smithfield: 55.8% Employed part-time, Smithfield: 29.3% Hours worked not stated, Smithfield: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Smithfield: 13.6% Looking for full-time work, Smithfield: 8.9% Looking for part-time work, Smithfield: 4.6%
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, Smithfield: +246 Employed full-time, Smithfield: +187 Employed part-time, Smithfield: +53 Hours worked not stated, Smithfield: +5 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Smithfield: +48 Looking for full-time work, Smithfield: +23 Looking for part-time work, Smithfield: +24
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 Smithfield's labour force in 2011 was 825, of which 242 were employed part-time and 460 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Smithfield in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 86.4% of the labour force was employed (40.0% of the population aged 15+), and 13.6% unemployed (6.3% 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 Smithfield in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (46.3%) compared with the City of Playford (55.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Smithfield showed an increase of 246, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 48. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 293 or 55.1%.