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Goodwood Ward

Employment status

3,299 people living in Goodwood Ward in 2016 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 41% part-time.

Goodwood 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
Goodwood Ward - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Employed
3,29994.194.23,16893.795.3+132
Employed full-time
1,89454.055.11,98958.957.9-96
Employed part-time
1,35838.738.01,13933.736.1+220
Hours worked not stated
461.31.0381.21.3+8
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2075.95.82136.34.7-5
Looking for full-time work
1012.92.71253.72.3-23
Looking for part-time work
1063.03.1872.62.4+18

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

Labour force status
Goodwood Ward - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)3,50764.161.93,38167.264.1+127
Not in the labour force
1,61529.633.41,36127.131.8+255
Labour force status not stated
3316.14.72855.74.1+46

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, City of Unley: 94.2% Employed full-time, City of Unley: 55.1% Employed part-time, City of Unley: 38.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Unley: 1.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Unley: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, City of Unley: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Unley: 3.1% Employed, Goodwood Ward: 94.1% Employed full-time, Goodwood Ward: 54.0% Employed part-time, Goodwood Ward: 38.7% Hours worked not stated, Goodwood Ward: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Goodwood Ward: 5.9% Looking for full-time work, Goodwood Ward: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Goodwood Ward: 3.0%
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, Goodwood Ward: +132 Employed full-time, Goodwood Ward: -96 Employed part-time, Goodwood Ward: +220 Hours worked not stated, Goodwood Ward: +8 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Goodwood Ward: -5 Looking for full-time work, Goodwood Ward: -23 Looking for part-time work, Goodwood Ward: +18
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 Goodwood Ward's labour force in 2016 was 3,507, of which 1,358 were employed part-time and 1,894 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Goodwood Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.1% of the labour force was employed (60.3% of the population aged 15+), and 5.9% unemployed (3.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.2% and 5.8% respectively for 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 Goodwood Ward in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.1%) compared with City of Unley (61.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Goodwood Ward showed an increase of 131, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 6. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 126 or 3.7%.

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