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Smithfield Plains

Employment status

765 people living in Smithfield Plains in 2016 were employed, of which 55% worked full-time and 42% part-time.

Smithfield Plains'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 Plains - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Employed
76578.287.363882.490.5+127
Employed full-time
41842.751.736847.655.9+49
Employed part-time
32433.233.724431.632.3+80
Hours worked not stated
232.31.9253.22.3-2
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)21321.812.713617.69.5+77
Looking for full-time work
14815.18.412716.56.4+20
Looking for part-time work
646.64.481.13.1+56

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

Labour force status
Smithfield Plains - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)97846.054.477445.155.5+204
Not in the labour force
96445.338.978245.539.3+183
Labour force status not stated
2029.56.71619.45.2+41

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, City of Playford: 87.3% Employed full-time, City of Playford: 51.7% Employed part-time, City of Playford: 33.7% Hours worked not stated, City of Playford: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Playford: 12.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Playford: 8.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Playford: 4.4% Employed, Smithfield Plains: 78.2% Employed full-time, Smithfield Plains: 42.7% Employed part-time, Smithfield Plains: 33.2% Hours worked not stated, Smithfield Plains: 2.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Smithfield Plains: 21.8% Looking for full-time work, Smithfield Plains: 15.1% Looking for part-time work, Smithfield Plains: 6.6%
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, Smithfield Plains: +127 Employed full-time, Smithfield Plains: +49 Employed part-time, Smithfield Plains: +80 Hours worked not stated, Smithfield Plains: -2 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Smithfield Plains: +77 Looking for full-time work, Smithfield Plains: +20 Looking for part-time work, Smithfield Plains: +56
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 Smithfield Plains's labour force in 2016 was 978, of which 324 were employed part-time and 418 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Smithfield Plains in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 78.2% of the labour force was employed (36.0% of the population aged 15+), and 21.8% unemployed (10.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 87.3% and 12.7% 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 Plains in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (46.0%) compared with the City of Playford (54.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Smithfield Plains showed an increase of 127, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 77. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 204 or 26.4%.

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