Benalla Rural CityCommunity profile
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Benalla Rural City

Employment status

6,023 people living in Benalla Rural City in 2011 were employed, of which 58% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,02395.194.85,91994.394.3+104
Employed full-time
3,48955.156.23,62457.757.4-135
Employed part-time
2,40437.936.52,15334.334.3+251
Hours worked not stated
1302.12.11422.32.6-12
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3124.95.23585.75.7-46
Looking for full-time work
1933.03.12263.63.7-33
Looking for part-time work
1191.92.01322.12.0-13

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

Labour force status
Benalla Rural City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)6,33556.258.26,27757.858.2+58
Not in the labour force
4,49339.936.84,14438.236.4+349
Labour force status not stated
4413.95.04364.05.4+5

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, Regional VIC: 94.8% Employed full-time, Regional VIC: 56.2% Employed part-time, Regional VIC: 36.5% Hours worked not stated, Regional VIC: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional VIC: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, Regional VIC: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Regional VIC: 2.0% Employed, Benalla Rural City: 95.1% Employed full-time, Benalla Rural City: 55.1% Employed part-time, Benalla Rural City: 37.9% Hours worked not stated, Benalla Rural City: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Benalla Rural City: 4.9% Looking for full-time work, Benalla Rural City: 3.0% Looking for part-time work, Benalla Rural City: 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, Benalla Rural City: +104 Employed full-time, Benalla Rural City: -135 Employed part-time, Benalla Rural City: +251 Hours worked not stated, Benalla Rural City: -12 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Benalla Rural City: -46 Looking for full-time work, Benalla Rural City: -33 Looking for part-time work, Benalla Rural City: -13
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 Benalla Rural City's labour force in 2011 was 6,335, of which 2,404 were employed part-time and 3,489 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Benalla Rural City in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.1% of the labour force was employed (53.4% of the population aged 15+), and 4.9% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.8% and 5.2% 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 Benalla Rural City in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.2%) compared with Regional VIC (58.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Benalla Rural City showed an increase of 104, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 46. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 58 or 0.9%.

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