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Tamworth Regional Council

Employment status

25,999 people living in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 were employed, of which 64% 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)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Employed
25,99994.293.424,89694.293.9+1,103
Employed full-time
16,52359.855.215,79359.856.7+730
Employed part-time
8,93932.436.38,58432.535.0+355
Hours worked not stated
5371.91.95192.02.1+18
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,6105.86.61,5315.86.1+79
Looking for full-time work
1,0303.73.99953.83.8+35
Looking for part-time work
5802.12.75362.02.4+44

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

Labour force status
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)27,60958.154.826,42759.456.4+1,182
Not in the labour force
16,16634.037.915,66135.238.5+505
Labour force status not stated
3,7767.97.32,4135.45.2+1,363

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 NSW: 93.4% Employed full-time, Regional NSW: 55.2% Employed part-time, Regional NSW: 36.3% Hours worked not stated, Regional NSW: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional NSW: 6.6% Looking for full-time work, Regional NSW: 3.9% Looking for part-time work, Regional NSW: 2.7% Employed, Tamworth Regional Council: 94.2% Employed full-time, Tamworth Regional Council: 59.8% Employed part-time, Tamworth Regional Council: 32.4% Hours worked not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Tamworth Regional Council: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.1%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,103 Employed full-time, Tamworth Regional Council: +730 Employed part-time, Tamworth Regional Council: +355 Hours worked not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: +18 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Tamworth Regional Council: +79 Looking for full-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: +35 Looking for part-time work, Tamworth Regional Council: +44
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 Tamworth Regional Council's labour force in 2016 was 27,609, of which 8,939 were employed part-time and 16,523 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.2% of the labour force was employed (54.7% of the population aged 15+), and 5.8% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.4% and 6.6% 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 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (58.1%) compared with Regional NSW (54.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Tamworth Regional Council showed an increase of 1,103, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 79. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,182 or 4.5%.

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