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Warringah Council area

Employment status

72,282 people living in Warringah Council area in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

Warringah Council 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
Warringah Council area - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Employed
72,28296.594.369,30997.494.7+2,973
Employed full-time
46,27061.862.044,92763.163.0+1,343
Employed part-time
24,75233.130.122,73931.928.9+2,013
Hours worked not stated
1,2601.72.11,6432.32.8-383
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,6073.55.71,8812.65.3+726
Looking for full-time work
1,4101.93.31,0221.43.3+388
Looking for part-time work
1,1971.62.48591.22.1+338

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 - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)74,88966.661.771,19065.760.7+3,699
Not in the labour force
32,93629.332.430,98428.631.8+1,952
Labour force status not stated
4,6064.15.96,1155.67.6-1,509

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, Greater Sydney: 94.3% Employed full-time, Greater Sydney: 62.0% Employed part-time, Greater Sydney: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Sydney: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Employed, Warringah Council area: 96.5% Employed full-time, Warringah Council area: 61.8% Employed part-time, Warringah Council area: 33.1% Hours worked not stated, Warringah Council area: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Warringah Council area: 3.5% Looking for full-time work, Warringah Council area: 1.9% Looking for part-time work, Warringah Council area: 1.6%
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, Warringah Council area: +2,973 Employed full-time, Warringah Council area: +1,343 Employed part-time, Warringah Council area: +2,013 Hours worked not stated, Warringah Council area: -383 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Warringah Council area: +726 Looking for full-time work, Warringah Council area: +388 Looking for part-time work, Warringah Council area: +338
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 Warringah Council area's labour force in 2011 was 74,889, of which 24,752 were employed part-time and 46,270 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.5% of the labour force was employed (64.3% of the population aged 15+), and 3.5% unemployed (2.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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 Warringah Council area in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.6%) compared with Greater Sydney (61.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Warringah Council area showed an increase of 2,973, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 726. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,699 or 5.2%.

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