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1,063 people living in Black Forest in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Black Forest'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
Black Forest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,06393.895.398493.996.1+79
Employed full-time
62855.457.960557.760.0+23
Employed part-time
42037.136.135533.934.3+65
Hours worked not stated
151.31.3242.31.9-9
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)706.24.7646.13.9+6
Looking for full-time work
252.22.3373.52.0-12
Looking for part-time work
454.02.4272.61.9+18

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

Labour force status
Black Forest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,13367.464.11,04867.263.7+85
Not in the labour force
49029.231.847330.331.0+17
Labour force status not stated
573.44.1392.55.4+18

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 Unley: 95.3% Employed full-time, City of Unley: 57.9% Employed part-time, City of Unley: 36.1% Hours worked not stated, City of Unley: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Unley: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Unley: 2.3% Looking for part-time work, City of Unley: 2.4% Employed, Black Forest: 93.8% Employed full-time, Black Forest: 55.4% Employed part-time, Black Forest: 37.1% Hours worked not stated, Black Forest: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Black Forest: 6.2% Looking for full-time work, Black Forest: 2.2% Looking for part-time work, Black Forest: 4.0%
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, Black Forest: +79 Employed full-time, Black Forest: +23 Employed part-time, Black Forest: +65 Hours worked not stated, Black Forest: -9 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Black Forest: +6 Looking for full-time work, Black Forest: -12 Looking for part-time work, Black Forest: +18
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 Black Forest's labour force in 2011 was 1,133, of which 420 were employed part-time and 628 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Black Forest in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.8% of the labour force was employed (63.3% of the population aged 15+), and 6.2% unemployed (4.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.3% and 4.7% respectively for the City of Unley.

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 Black Forest in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.4%) compared with the City of Unley (64.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Black Forest showed an increase of 79, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 6. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 85 or 8.1%.