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Eastern Region Alliance area

Employment status

139,836 people living in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Employed
139,83693.694.2141,03195.295.3-1,195
Employed full-time
82,22155.055.184,99857.457.9-2,777
Employed part-time
55,88837.438.053,75836.336.1+2,130
Hours worked not stated
1,7271.21.02,2751.51.3-548
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)9,5666.45.87,0964.84.7+2,470
Looking for full-time work
5,0253.42.73,7972.62.3+1,228
Looking for part-time work
4,5413.03.13,2992.22.4+1,242

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

Labour force status
Eastern Region Alliance area - 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)149,40261.161.9148,12762.464.1+1,275
Not in the labour force
85,08934.833.480,29933.831.8+4,790
Labour force status not stated
9,9844.14.78,9593.84.1+1,025

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 93.6% Employed full-time, Eastern Region Alliance area: 55.0% Employed part-time, Eastern Region Alliance area: 37.4% Hours worked not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.4% Looking for full-time work, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Eastern Region Alliance area: 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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,195 Employed full-time, Eastern Region Alliance area: -2,777 Employed part-time, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,130 Hours worked not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: -548 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,470 Looking for full-time work, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,228 Looking for part-time work, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,242
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 Eastern Region Alliance area's labour force in 2016 was 149,402, of which 55,888 were employed part-time and 82,221 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.6% of the labour force was employed (57.2% of the population aged 15+), and 6.4% unemployed (3.9% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.1%) compared with City of Unley (61.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Eastern Region Alliance area showed a decrease of 1,195, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 2,470. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,275 or 0.9%.

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