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Warringah Council area

Life-stages - Employment status

In 2011, 7,537 people aged 18 to 24 years living in Warringah Council area were employed, of which 50.3% were working full time and 43.4% part time.

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. Typically, unemployment among youth (under 25) and seniors (over 55) are regarded as important indicators of social cohesion.

The participation rate is another indicator - defined as the percentage of the population in the labour force, it applies to all people over 15, and tends to peak among people in their 30s, while being lower for age groups with a lot of students, retirees, and where one partner has child care responsibilities. A high participation rate may indicate a place people settle to be near employment, while a low one for a particular age group could indicate many retirees or discouraged job seekers.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Employment status
Warringah Council area - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Employed7,53793.588.17,86395.389.4-326
Employed full-time3,79247.045.74,41453.550.2-622
Employed part-time3,26840.536.42,89635.132.7+372
Employed, away from work2533.13.12483.02.8+5
Employed, hours not stated2242.82.93053.73.8-81
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)5236.511.93874.710.6+136
Looking for full-time work2703.36.52142.66.5+56
Looking for part-time work2533.15.31732.14.1+80

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

Labour force status
Warringah Council area - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)8,06079.170.08,25079.771.5-190
Not in the labour force1,75317.224.31,53614.821.5+217
Labour force status not stated3753.75.75705.56.9-195

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, New South Wales: 88.1% Employed full-time, New South Wales: 45.7% Employed part-time, New South Wales: 36.4% Employed, away from work, New South Wales: 3.1% Employed, hours not stated, New South Wales: 2.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), New South Wales: 11.9% Looking for full-time work, New South Wales: 6.5% Looking for part-time work, New South Wales: 5.3% Employed, Warringah Council area: 93.5% Employed full-time, Warringah Council area: 47.0% Employed part-time, Warringah Council area: 40.5% Employed, away from work, Warringah Council area: 3.1% Employed, hours not stated, Warringah Council area: 2.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Warringah Council area: 6.5% Looking for full-time work, Warringah Council area: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Warringah Council area: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Warringah Council area: -326 Employed full-time, Warringah Council area: -622 Employed part-time, Warringah Council area: +372 Employed, away from work, Warringah Council area: +5 Employed, hours not stated, Warringah Council area: -81 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Warringah Council area: +136 Looking for full-time work, Warringah Council area: +56 Looking for part-time work, Warringah Council area: +80
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Warringah Council area's labour force aged 18 to 24 years in 2011 was 8,060 persons, of which 3,268 were employed part-time and 3,792 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of people aged 18 to 24 years (as a percentage of the labour force) in Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.5% of the labour force aged 18 to 24 years was employed (74.0% of the population aged 15+), and 6.5% unemployed (5.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.1% and 11.9% respectively for New South Wales.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 aged 18 to 24 years in Warringah Council area in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (79.1%) compared with New South Wales (70.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 18 to 24 years employed in Warringah Council area showed a decrease of 326 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 136 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 190 persons, or 2.3%.

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