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Limestone Coast region

Employment status

30,191 people living in the Limestone Coast region in 2011 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Employed30,19194.794.629,89395.194.6+298
Employed full-time17,92456.256.218,61059.258.1-686
Employed part-time11,66236.636.310,44933.233.9+1,213
Hours worked not stated6051.92.08342.72.6-229
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,6785.35.41,5364.95.4+142
Looking for full-time work1,1093.53.69923.23.7+117
Looking for part-time work5691.81.85441.71.7+25

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

Labour force status
Limestone Coast region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)31,86963.457.331,42964.257.6+440
Not in the labour force16,52632.937.715,07630.836.9+1,450
Labour force status not stated1,8743.74.92,4335.05.5-559

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, Regional SA: 94.6% Employed full-time, Regional SA: 56.2% Employed part-time, Regional SA: 36.3% Hours worked not stated, Regional SA: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional SA: 5.4% Looking for full-time work, Regional SA: 3.6% Looking for part-time work, Regional SA: 1.8% Employed, Limestone Coast region: 94.7% Employed full-time, Limestone Coast region: 56.2% Employed part-time, Limestone Coast region: 36.6% Hours worked not stated, Limestone Coast region: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Limestone Coast region: 5.3% Looking for full-time work, Limestone Coast region: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Limestone Coast region: 1.8%
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, Limestone Coast region: +298 Employed full-time, Limestone Coast region: -686 Employed part-time, Limestone Coast region: +1,213 Hours worked not stated, Limestone Coast region: -229 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Limestone Coast region: +142 Looking for full-time work, Limestone Coast region: +117 Looking for part-time work, Limestone Coast region: +25
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 Limestone Coast region's labour force in 2011 was 31,869, of which 11,662 were employed part-time and 17,924 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.7% of the labour force was employed (60.1% of the population aged 15+), and 5.3% unemployed (3.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.6% and 5.4% 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 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (63.4%) compared with Regional SA (57.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Limestone Coast region showed an increase of 298, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 142. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 440 or 1.4%.

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