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The Hills Shire

Employment status

74,511 people living in The Hills Shire in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
74,51196.394.370,63396.894.7+3,878
Employed full-time
48,51762.762.046,55763.863.0+1,960
Employed part-time
24,65931.930.122,41830.728.9+2,241
Hours worked not stated
1,3341.72.11,6592.32.8-325
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,8333.75.72,3523.25.3+481
Looking for full-time work
1,2391.63.31,2571.73.3-18
Looking for part-time work
1,5942.12.41,0961.52.1+498

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

Labour force status
The Hills Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)77,34469.861.772,98370.760.7+4,360
Not in the labour force
30,93427.932.426,71325.931.8+4,221
Labour force status not stated
2,5982.35.93,5073.47.6-908

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, Greater Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, The Hills Shire: 96.3% Employed full-time, The Hills Shire: 62.7% Employed part-time, The Hills Shire: 31.9% Hours worked not stated, The Hills Shire: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), The Hills Shire: 3.7% Looking for full-time work, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Looking for part-time work, The Hills Shire: 2.1%
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, The Hills Shire: +3,878 Employed full-time, The Hills Shire: +1,960 Employed part-time, The Hills Shire: +2,241 Hours worked not stated, The Hills Shire: -325 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), The Hills Shire: +481 Looking for full-time work, The Hills Shire: -18 Looking for part-time work, The Hills Shire: +498
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 The Hills Shire's labour force in 2011 was 77,344, of which 24,659 were employed part-time and 48,517 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.3% of the labour force was employed (67.2% of the population aged 15+), and 3.7% unemployed (2.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 Hills Shire in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.8%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in The Hills Shire showed an increase of 3,878, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 481. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,361 or 6.0%.

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