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Tamworth Regional Council

Employment status

24,896 people living in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Employed
24,89694.293.923,39693.292.9+1,500
Employed full-time
15,79359.856.714,89859.356.5+895
Employed part-time
8,58432.535.07,85731.333.8+727
Hours worked not stated
5192.02.16412.62.6-122
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,5315.86.11,7136.87.1-182
Looking for full-time work
9953.83.81,1484.64.6-153
Looking for part-time work
5362.02.45652.32.5-29

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

Labour force status
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)26,42759.456.425,10959.455.9+1,318
Not in the labour force
15,66135.238.515,14735.938.6+514
Labour force status not stated
2,4135.45.21,9814.75.4+432

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 NSW: 93.9% Employed full-time, Regional NSW: 56.7% Employed part-time, Regional NSW: 35.0% Hours worked not stated, Regional NSW: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional NSW: 6.1% Looking for full-time work, Regional NSW: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, Regional NSW: 2.4% Employed, Tamworth Regional Council: 94.2% Employed full-time, Tamworth Regional Council: 59.8% Employed part-time, Tamworth Regional Council: 32.5% Hours worked not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Tamworth Regional Council: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.0%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,500 Employed full-time, Tamworth Regional Council: +895 Employed part-time, Tamworth Regional Council: +727 Hours worked not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: -122 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Tamworth Regional Council: -182 Looking for full-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: -153 Looking for part-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: -29
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 Tamworth Regional Council's labour force in 2011 was 26,427, of which 8,584 were employed part-time and 15,793 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.2% of the labour force was employed (55.9% of the population aged 15+), and 5.8% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.9% and 6.1% respectively for Regional NSW.

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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (59.4%) compared with Regional NSW (56.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Tamworth Regional Council showed an increase of 1,500, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 182. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,318 or 5.2%.

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