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3,197 people living in Highett in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Highett'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
Highett - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,19796.696.22,89995.896.7+298
Employed full-time
1,98960.157.71,86661.759.1+123
Employed part-time
1,13634.336.998132.435.3+155
Hours worked not stated
732.21.6541.82.3+19
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1143.43.81264.23.3-12
Looking for full-time work
792.41.9782.61.7+1
Looking for part-time work
361.11.9471.61.6-11

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

Labour force status
Highett - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)3,31064.561.63,02561.360.8+286
Not in the labour force
1,56130.433.71,61432.733.3-54
Labour force status not stated
2605.14.72986.05.9-38

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, 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% Employed, Highett: 96.6% Employed full-time, Highett: 60.1% Employed part-time, Highett: 34.3% Hours worked not stated, Highett: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Highett: 3.4% Looking for full-time work, Highett: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Highett: 1.1%
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, Highett: +298 Employed full-time, Highett: +123 Employed part-time, Highett: +155 Hours worked not stated, Highett: +19 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Highett: -12 Looking for full-time work, Highett: +1 Looking for part-time work, Highett: -11
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 Highett's labour force in 2011 was 3,311, of which 1,136 were employed part-time and 1,989 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Highett in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.6% of the labour force was employed (62.3% of the population aged 15+), and 3.4% unemployed (2.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 96.2% and 3.8% 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 Highett in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.5%) compared with City of Bayside (61.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Highett showed an increase of 298, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 12. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 285 or 9.4%.