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6,316 people living in Hampton in 2016 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Hampton'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
Hampton - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Employed
6,31695.595.45,86095.696.2+456
Employed full-time
3,78457.257.23,52457.557.7+260
Employed part-time
2,50437.836.92,26236.936.9+242
Hours worked not stated
280.41.4741.21.6-46
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2994.54.62694.43.8+31
Looking for full-time work
1442.22.11212.01.9+23
Looking for part-time work
1552.32.51472.41.9+8

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

Labour force status
Hampton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)6,61662.861.36,12963.061.6+487
Not in the labour force
3,29231.333.33,07831.633.7+214
Labour force status not stated
6125.85.45255.44.7+87

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, City of Bayside: 95.4% Employed full-time, City of Bayside: 57.2% Employed part-time, City of Bayside: 36.9% Hours worked not stated, City of Bayside: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Bayside: 4.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Bayside: 2.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Bayside: 2.5% Employed, Hampton: 95.5% Employed full-time, Hampton: 57.2% Employed part-time, Hampton: 37.8% Hours worked not stated, Hampton: 0.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hampton: 4.5% Looking for full-time work, Hampton: 2.2% Looking for part-time work, Hampton: 2.3%
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, Hampton: +456 Employed full-time, Hampton: +260 Employed part-time, Hampton: +242 Hours worked not stated, Hampton: -46 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hampton: +31 Looking for full-time work, Hampton: +23 Looking for part-time work, Hampton: +8
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 Hampton's labour force in 2016 was 6,616, of which 2,504 were employed part-time and 3,784 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Hampton in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.5% of the labour force was employed (60.0% of the population aged 15+), and 4.5% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.4% and 4.6% respectively for City of Bayside.

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 Hampton in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (62.8%) compared with City of Bayside (61.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Hampton showed an increase of 456, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 30. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 487 or 7.9%.

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