Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Employment status

12,869 people living in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Employed
12,86992.991.98,81396.195.2+4,056
Employed full-time
8,32060.156.45,56160.660.2+2,759
Employed part-time
4,36831.533.93,03633.133.1+1,332
Hours worked not stated
1811.31.52162.41.9-35
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)9817.18.13603.94.8+621
Looking for full-time work
6524.74.82132.32.7+439
Looking for part-time work
3292.43.31471.62.0+182

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

Labour force status
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)13,85067.863.79,17367.664.5+4,677
Not in the labour force
5,41326.529.83,83228.229.6+1,581
Labour force status not stated
1,1695.76.55664.25.9+603

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, Greater Perth: 91.9% Employed full-time, Greater Perth: 56.4% Employed part-time, Greater Perth: 33.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Perth: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Perth: 8.1% Looking for full-time work, Greater Perth: 4.8% Looking for part-time work, Greater Perth: 3.3% Employed, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 92.9% Employed full-time, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 60.1% Employed part-time, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 31.5% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.1% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.7% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.4%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +4,056 Employed full-time, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2,759 Employed part-time, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,332 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -35 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +621 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +439 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +182
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's labour force in 2016 was 13,850, of which 4,368 were employed part-time and 8,320 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.9% of the labour force was employed (63.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.1% unemployed (4.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 91.9% and 8.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.8%) compared with Greater Perth (63.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale showed an increase of 4,056, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 621. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,677 or 51.0%.

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