Table 1 
Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  August
2022
September
2022
Standard error1 August to September 2022 September 2021 to September 2022 August to September 2022 September 2021 to September 2022
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates)change in thousands (except rates) % change% change
15 years and over, both sexes              
Population 31,831.6 31,875.4 ... 43.8 484.1 0.1 1.5
Labour force 20,639.8 20,619.5 33.8 -20.3 58.8 -0.1 0.3
Employment 19,526.8 19,547.9 34.1 21.1 426.1 0.1 2.2
Full-time employment 15,938.3 15,944.0 46.1 5.7 385.7 0.0 2.5
Part-time employment 3,588.5 3,603.9 43.0 15.4 40.4 0.4 1.1
Unemployment 1,113.0 1,071.6 28.8 -41.4 -367.3 -3.7 -25.5
Participation rate 64.8 64.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.2 0.1 -0.2 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.3 0.1 0.0 0.4 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,479.2 4,486.2 ... 7.0 38.1 0.2 0.9
Labour force 2,879.5 2,848.0 19.7 -31.5 -53.0 -1.1 -1.8
Employment 2,594.7 2,568.6 19.1 -26.1 -6.1 -1.0 -0.2
Full-time employment 1,300.0 1,280.9 23.4 -19.1 -19.5 -1.5 -1.5
Part-time employment 1,294.7 1,287.8 24.9 -6.9 13.5 -0.5 1.1
Unemployment 284.8 279.4 16.1 -5.4 -46.9 -1.9 -14.4
Participation rate 64.3 63.5 0.4 -0.8 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 9.8 0.5 -0.1 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.3 0.4 -0.6 -0.6 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 27,352.4 27,389.2 ... 36.8 446.0 0.1 1.7
Labour force 17,760.3 17,771.5 27.2 11.2 111.8 0.1 0.6
Employment 16,932.1 16,979.3 28.4 47.2 432.2 0.3 2.6
Full-time employment 14,638.4 14,663.1 40.3 24.7 405.2 0.2 2.8
Part-time employment 2,293.7 2,316.2 35.4 22.5 27.0 1.0 1.2
Unemployment 828.2 792.2 23.7 -36.0 -320.4 -4.3 -28.8
Participation rate 64.9 64.9 0.1 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.5 0.1 -0.2 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.9 62.0 0.1 0.1 0.6 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,418.4 13,437.7 ... 19.3 228.3 0.1 1.7
Labour force 9,390.9 9,368.4 17.3 -22.5 8.1 -0.2 0.1
Employment 8,955.0 8,944.7 18.7 -10.3 193.8 -0.1 2.2
Full-time employment 8,207.2 8,197.8 25.9 -9.4 240.9 -0.1 3.0
Part-time employment 747.9 747.0 21.8 -0.9 -47.0 -0.1 -5.9
Unemployment 435.9 423.7 16.6 -12.2 -185.7 -2.8 -30.5
Participation rate 70.0 69.7 0.1 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.5 0.2 -0.1 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 66.7 66.6 0.1 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,934.0 13,951.5 ... 17.5 217.8 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,369.4 8,403.1 19.3 33.7 103.7 0.4 1.2
Employment 7,977.1 8,034.5 19.7 57.4 238.3 0.7 3.1
Full-time employment 6,431.2 6,465.3 29.6 34.1 164.3 0.5 2.6
Part-time employment 1,545.9 1,569.2 27.5 23.3 74.0 1.5 4.9
Unemployment 392.3 368.6 16.3 -23.7 -134.6 -6.0 -26.7
Participation rate 60.1 60.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.4 0.2 -0.3 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 57.6 0.1 0.4 0.8 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 15,144.5 15,163.4 ... 18.9 223.5 0.1 1.5
Labour force 13,337.2 13,360.0 25.7 22.8 167.8 0.2 1.3
Employment 12,729.6 12,772.0 28.5 42.4 361.5 0.3 2.9
Unemployment 607.6 588.0 21.3 -19.6 -193.7 -3.2 -24.8
Participation rate 88.1 88.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.4 0.2 -0.2 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 84.1 84.2 0.2 0.1 1.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,578.3 7,588.8 ... 10.5 120.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 6,949.1 6,938.8 16.2 -10.3 70.1 -0.1 1.0
Employment 6,631.6 6,627.2 18.8 -4.4 187.7 -0.1 2.9
Unemployment 317.5 311.6 15.0 -5.9 -117.6 -1.9 -27.4
Participation rate 91.7 91.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.5 0.2 -0.1 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 87.5 87.3 0.3 -0.2 1.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,566.2 7,574.6 ... 8.4 103.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 6,388.1 6,421.2 19.0 33.1 97.7 0.5 1.5
Employment 6,098.0 6,144.8 20.1 46.8 173.8 0.8 2.9
Unemployment 290.1 276.4 14.6 -13.7 -76.1 -4.7 -21.6
Participation rate 84.4 84.8 0.3 0.4 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.3 0.2 -0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 80.6 81.1 0.3 0.5 1.2 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 12,207.9 12,225.8 ... 17.9 222.6 0.1 1.9
Labour force 4,423.1 4,411.5 22.2 -11.6 -56.0 -0.3 -1.3
Employment 4,202.5 4,207.3 22.4 4.8 70.7 0.1 1.7
Unemployment 220.6 204.2 12.7 -16.4 -126.7 -7.4 -38.3
Participation rate 36.2 36.1 0.2 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 4.6 0.3 -0.4 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 34.4 34.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,840.1 5,848.9 ... 8.8 108.3 0.2 1.9
Labour force 2,441.8 2,429.6 14.5 -12.2 -62.0 -0.5 -2.5
Employment 2,323.4 2,317.6 14.8 -5.8 6.2 -0.2 0.3
Unemployment 118.4 112.0 9.0 -6.4 -68.1 -5.4 -37.8
Participation rate 41.8 41.5 0.3 -0.3 -1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.6 0.4 -0.2 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 39.8 39.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,367.8 6,376.9 ... 9.1 114.3 0.1 1.8
Labour force 1,981.3 1,982.0 15.5 0.7 6.0 0.0 0.3
Employment 1,879.1 1,889.8 15.5 10.7 64.6 0.6 3.5
Unemployment 102.2 92.2 8.5 -10.0 -58.5 -9.8 -38.8
Participation rate 31.1 31.1 0.2 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 4.7 0.4 -0.5 -2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 29.5 29.6 0.2 0.1 0.5 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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