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3,059 people living in Unley Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 35% part-time.

Unley 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
Unley Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,05994.395.33,03296.196.1+27
Employed full-time
1,94459.957.91,93361.360.0+11
Employed part-time
1,07933.336.11,04233.034.3+37
Hours worked not stated
351.11.3581.81.9-23
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1845.74.71264.03.9+58
Looking for full-time work
812.52.3642.02.0+17
Looking for part-time work
1033.22.4632.01.9+40

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

Labour force status
Unley Ward - (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)3,24366.564.13,15567.463.7+88
Not in the labour force
1,38128.331.81,33128.431.0+50
Labour force status not stated
2555.24.11944.15.4+61

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, Unley Ward: 94.3% Employed full-time, Unley Ward: 59.9% Employed part-time, Unley Ward: 33.3% Hours worked not stated, Unley Ward: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Unley Ward: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Unley Ward: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, Unley Ward: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Unley Ward: +27 Employed full-time, Unley Ward: +11 Employed part-time, Unley Ward: +37 Hours worked not stated, Unley Ward: -23 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Unley Ward: +58 Looking for full-time work, Unley Ward: +17 Looking for part-time work, Unley Ward: +40
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

The size of Unley Ward's labour force in 2011 was 3,243, of which 1,079 were employed part-time and 1,944 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Unley Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.3% of the labour force was employed (62.7% of the population aged 15+), and 5.7% unemployed (3.8% 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 Unley Ward in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.5%) compared with the City of Unley (64.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Unley Ward showed an increase of 27, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 58. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 88 or 2.8%.