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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Employment status

241 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the City of Tea Tree Gully are employed, of which 54% are working full time and 46% 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 - City of Tea Tree Gully20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Employed24180.182.120483.684.1+37
Employed full-time13143.547.013454.941.7-3
Employed part-time or hours not stated11036.535.17028.742.4+40
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)6019.917.94016.415.9+20
Looking for full-time work3712.313.32911.911.9+8
Looking for part-time work237.64.6114.54.0+12

Labour force status
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Tea Tree Gully20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)30156.346.424456.448.2+57
Not in the labour force21039.348.317841.146.2+32
Labour force status not stated244.55.3112.55.6+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, South Australia - ATSI: 82.1% Employed full-time, South Australia - ATSI: 47.0% Employed part-time or hours not stated, South Australia - ATSI: 35.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), South Australia - ATSI: 17.9% Looking for full-time work, South Australia - ATSI: 13.3% Looking for part-time work, South Australia - ATSI: 4.6% Employed, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 80.1% Employed full-time, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 43.5% Employed part-time or hours not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 36.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 19.9% Looking for full-time work, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 12.3% Looking for part-time work, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 7.6%
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, St Agnes: +37 Employed full-time, St Agnes: -3 Employed part-time or hours not stated, St Agnes: +40 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), St Agnes: +20 Looking for full-time work, St Agnes: +8 Looking for part-time work, St Agnes: +12
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 the City of Tea Tree Gully's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force in 2011 was 301 people, of which 110 were employed part-time and 131 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of South Australia - ATSI shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. The unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force was 19.9%, compared with 17.9% or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (56.3%) compared with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South Australia - ATSI (46.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in the City of Tea Tree Gully showed an increase of 37 people and the number unemployed showed an increase of 20 people. In the same period, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the labour force showed an increase of 57 people, or 23.4%.