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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Employment status

5,802 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the WSROC Region are employed, of which 63% are working full time and 37% part time.

Employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status, as well as the availability of jobs. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation among the indigenous population indicate the availability of jobs, and the match of skill levels within the population to the jobs available. A high unemployment rate or a low participation rate may indicate a relatively disadvantaged population unable to access community infrastructure.

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, 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - WSROC Region20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Employed5,80284.483.0----0.0--
Employed full-time3,64653.049.0----0.0--
Employed part-time or hours not stated2,15631.434.0----0.0--
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,07215.617.0----0.0--
Looking for full-time work75911.011.9----0.0--
Looking for part-time work3134.65.1----0.0--

Labour force status
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - WSROC Region20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)6,87453.351.3----0.0--
Not in the labour force5,51842.844.6----0.0--
Labour force status not stated4963.84.1----0.0--

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 - ATSI: 83.0% Employed full-time, New South Wales - ATSI: 49.0% Employed part-time or hours not stated, New South Wales - ATSI: 34.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), New South Wales - ATSI: 17.0% Looking for full-time work, New South Wales - ATSI: 11.9% Looking for part-time work, New South Wales - ATSI: 5.1% Employed, WSROC Region - ATSI: 84.4% Employed full-time, WSROC Region - ATSI: 53.0% Employed part-time or hours not stated, WSROC Region - ATSI: 31.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), WSROC Region - ATSI: 15.6% Looking for full-time work, WSROC Region - ATSI: 11.0% Looking for part-time work, WSROC Region - ATSI: 4.6%
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
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.
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