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Limestone Coast region

Employment status

29,911 people living in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

The Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Employed29,91194.893.430,19194.794.6-280
Employed full-time17,60155.853.817,92456.256.2-323
Employed part-time11,76837.337.811,66236.636.3+106
Hours worked not stated5421.71.86051.92.0-63
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,6415.26.61,6785.35.4-37
Looking for full-time work1,0373.34.31,1093.53.6-72
Looking for part-time work6041.92.35691.81.8+35

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

Labour force status
Limestone Coast region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Total labour force (Participation rate)31,55260.154.431,86963.457.3-317
Not in the labour force17,61633.638.616,52632.937.7+1,090
Labour force status not stated3,3226.36.91,8743.74.9+1,448

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 SA: 93.4% Employed full-time, Regional SA: 53.8% Employed part-time, Regional SA: 37.8% Hours worked not stated, Regional SA: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional SA: 6.6% Looking for full-time work, Regional SA: 4.3% Looking for part-time work, Regional SA: 2.3% Employed, Limestone Coast region: 94.8% Employed full-time, Limestone Coast region: 55.8% Employed part-time, Limestone Coast region: 37.3% Hours worked not stated, Limestone Coast region: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Limestone Coast region: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, Limestone Coast region: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Limestone Coast region: 1.9%
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, Limestone Coast region: -280 Employed full-time, Limestone Coast region: -323 Employed part-time, Limestone Coast region: +106 Hours worked not stated, Limestone Coast region: -63 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Limestone Coast region: -37 Looking for full-time work, Limestone Coast region: -72 Looking for part-time work, Limestone Coast region: +35
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 the Limestone Coast region's labour force in 2016 was 31,552, of which 11,768 were employed part-time and 17,601 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.8% of the labour force was employed (57.0% of the population aged 15+), and 5.2% unemployed (3.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.4% and 6.6% respectively for Regional SA.

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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (60.1%) compared with Regional SA (54.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the Limestone Coast region showed a decrease of 280, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 37. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 317 or 1.0%.

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