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Water Gully Ward

Employment status

7,983 people living in Water Gully Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

Water Gully Ward'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
Water Gully Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Employed
7,98395.695.38,17596.895.9-192
Employed full-time
4,86658.358.75,03359.660.7-167
Employed part-time
3,01536.135.02,94834.933.2+67
Hours worked not stated
1011.21.51932.32.1-92
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3654.44.72703.24.1+95
Looking for full-time work
2172.62.71411.72.3+76
Looking for part-time work
1481.82.01291.51.8+19

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

Labour force status
Water Gully Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)8,34861.765.18,44462.465.7-96
Not in the labour force
4,76635.231.84,62134.231.0+144
Labour force status not stated
4133.13.14673.53.3-54

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 95.3% Employed full-time, City of Tea Tree Gully: 58.7% Employed part-time, City of Tea Tree Gully: 35.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Employed, Water Gully Ward: 95.6% Employed full-time, Water Gully Ward: 58.3% Employed part-time, Water Gully Ward: 36.1% Hours worked not stated, Water Gully Ward: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Water Gully Ward: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Water Gully Ward: 2.6% Looking for part-time work, Water Gully Ward: 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, Water Gully Ward: -192 Employed full-time, Water Gully Ward: -167 Employed part-time, Water Gully Ward: +67 Hours worked not stated, Water Gully Ward: -92 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Water Gully Ward: +95 Looking for full-time work, Water Gully Ward: +76 Looking for part-time work, Water Gully Ward: +19
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 Water Gully Ward's labour force in 2011 was 8,348, of which 3,015 were employed part-time and 4,866 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Water Gully Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (59.0% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.3% and 4.7% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.7%) compared with the City of Tea Tree Gully (65.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Water Gully Ward showed a decrease of 192, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 95. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 96 or 1.1%.