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Bass Coast Shire

Employment status

12,533 people living in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 were employed, of which 50% worked full-time and 48% part-time.

Bass Coast Shire'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
Bass Coast Shire - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Employed
12,53393.694.012,14295.394.8+391
Employed full-time
6,28947.053.86,89654.156.2-607
Employed part-time
5,98244.738.34,98839.136.5+994
Hours worked not stated
2622.01.92582.02.1+4
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)8546.46.06044.75.2+250
Looking for full-time work
5173.93.53572.83.1+160
Looking for part-time work
3372.52.52471.92.0+90

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Bass Coast Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)13,38748.856.112,74651.958.2+641
Not in the labour force
11,98243.636.510,21541.636.8+1,767
Labour force status not stated
2,0847.67.41,6096.55.0+475

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, Regional VIC: 94.0% Employed full-time, Regional VIC: 53.8% Employed part-time, Regional VIC: 38.3% Hours worked not stated, Regional VIC: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional VIC: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, Regional VIC: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Regional VIC: 2.5% Employed, Bass Coast Shire: 93.6% Employed full-time, Bass Coast Shire: 47.0% Employed part-time, Bass Coast Shire: 44.7% Hours worked not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bass Coast Shire: 6.4% Looking for full-time work, Bass Coast Shire: 3.9% Looking for part-time work, Bass Coast Shire: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Bass Coast Shire: +391 Employed full-time, Bass Coast Shire: -607 Employed part-time, Bass Coast Shire: +994 Hours worked not stated, Bass Coast Shire: +4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bass Coast Shire: +250 Looking for full-time work, Bass Coast Shire: +160 Looking for part-time work, Bass Coast Shire: +90
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Bass Coast Shire's labour force in 2016 was 13,387, of which 5,982 were employed part-time and 6,289 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.6% of the labour force was employed (45.6% of the population aged 15+), and 6.4% unemployed (3.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% respectively for Regional VIC.

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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (48.8%) compared with Regional VIC (56.1%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Bass Coast Shire showed an increase of 391, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 250. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 641 or 5.0%.

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