Labour Market Indicators

The following labour market indicators are taken from the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.

Labour Market Indicators

Labour Market Indicators

The following labour market indicators are taken from the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.

 

Labour market indicators (resident population 15 years and over)

  2001   2006   2011  
Indicator Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
Number of persons employed 5,928 3,386 2,542 6,794 3,739 3,055 6,938 3,708 3,230
Number of persons employed (urban) 4,569 2,501 2,068            
Number of persons employed (rural) 1,359 885 474            
Number of persons employed (private) 3,291 1,798 1,493 3,589 1,919 1,670      
Number of persons employed (public) 1,452 835 617 1,721 923 798      
Unpaid workers, subsistence workers 82 48 34 87 53 34 123 76 47
Unemployment rate (%) 13.1 11.7 14.8 8.9 8.5 9.4 8.2 8.2 8.1
Labour force participation rate (%) 69 76.4 61.4 70.2 76.1 64.2 71 77 65
Employment-population ratio (%) 60 67.5 52.3 63.1 68.7 57.5 64 69 59
Gross average annual income, all sources    $12,253  $14,121  $10,328  $15,059  $14,778 $14,269  $15,028  $16,848 $13,243

Source: 2001, 2006, 2011 Censuses, Statistics Office

 

You can find more information about the labour market in the Census of Population and Dwellings reports.