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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Employment status

915 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Redland City are employed, of which 59% are working full time and 41% part time.

Employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status, as well as the availability of jobs. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation among the indigenous population indicate the availability of jobs, and the match of skill levels within the population to the jobs available. A high unemployment rate or a low participation rate may indicate a relatively disadvantaged population unable to access community infrastructure.

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, 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Redland City20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Queensland - ATSI %Number%Queensland - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Employed91587.381.868392.086.9+232
Employed full-time54351.848.937550.547.5+168
Employed part-time or hours not stated37235.532.930841.539.4+64
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)13312.718.2598.013.1+74
Looking for full-time work979.313.3375.09.0+60
Looking for part-time work363.45.0223.04.1+14

Labour force status
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Redland City20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Queensland - ATSI %Number%Queensland - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)1,04863.054.974262.556.3+306
Not in the labour force57834.741.042035.438.5+158
Labour force status not stated382.34.0252.15.1+13

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, Queensland - ATSI: 81.8% Employed full-time, Queensland - ATSI: 48.9% Employed part-time or hours not stated, Queensland - ATSI: 32.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Queensland - ATSI: 18.2% Looking for full-time work, Queensland - ATSI: 13.3% Looking for part-time work, Queensland - ATSI: 5.0% Employed, Redland City - ATSI: 87.3% Employed full-time, Redland City - ATSI: 51.8% Employed part-time or hours not stated, Redland City - ATSI: 35.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Redland City - ATSI: 12.7% Looking for full-time work, Redland City - ATSI: 9.3% Looking for part-time work, Redland City - ATSI: 3.4%
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, Redland City: +232 Employed full-time, Redland City: +168 Employed part-time or hours not stated, Redland City: +64 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Redland City: +74 Looking for full-time work, Redland City: +60 Looking for part-time work, Redland City: +14
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.

Emerging groups

The size of Redland City's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force in 2011 was 1,048 people, of which 372 were employed part-time and 543 were full-time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Redland City in 2011 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Queensland - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. The unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force was 12.7%, compared with 18.2% or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland - ATSI.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age that was employed or actively looking for work.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Redland City in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (63.0%) compared with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland - ATSI (54.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in Redland City showed an increase of 232 people and the number unemployed showed an increase of 74 people. In the same period, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the labour force showed an increase of 306 people, or 41.2%.

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