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Employment status

43,732 people living in the City of Bayside in 2011 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

The City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
43,73296.294.541,72496.794.7+2,008
Employed full-time
26,22057.760.125,48959.161.0+731
Employed part-time
16,76436.932.315,23135.331.0+1,533
Hours worked not stated
7481.62.11,0042.32.7-256
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,7363.85.51,4103.35.3+326
Looking for full-time work
8801.93.17301.73.2+150
Looking for part-time work
8561.92.46801.62.1+176

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
City of Bayside - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)45,46861.662.543,13460.861.2+2,334
Not in the labour force
24,87733.732.223,60333.332.4+1,274
Labour force status not stated
3,4724.75.34,1575.96.5-685

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 Melbourne: 94.5% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 60.1% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Employed, City of Bayside: 96.2% Employed full-time, City of Bayside: 57.7% Employed part-time, City of Bayside: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, City of Bayside: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Bayside: 3.8% Looking for full-time work, City of Bayside: 1.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Bayside: 1.9%
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, City of Bayside: +2,008 Employed full-time, City of Bayside: +731 Employed part-time, City of Bayside: +1,533 Hours worked not stated, City of Bayside: -256 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Bayside: +326 Looking for full-time work, City of Bayside: +150 Looking for part-time work, City of Bayside: +176
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 the City of Bayside's labour force in 2011 was 45,468, of which 16,764 were employed part-time and 26,220 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Bayside in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.2% of the labour force was employed (59.2% of the population aged 15+), and 3.8% unemployed (2.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.5% and 5.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 the City of Bayside in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.6%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Bayside showed an increase of 2,008, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 326. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 2,334 or 5.4%.