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City of Boroondara

Employment status

80,291 people living in the City of Boroondara in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

The City of Boroondara'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 Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed80,29195.594.577,01196.194.7+3,280
Employed full-time49,40758.860.147,48059.361.0+1,927
Employed part-time29,57435.232.327,77234.731.0+1,802
Hours worked not stated1,3101.62.11,7592.22.7-449
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)3,7694.55.53,1123.95.3+657
Looking for full-time work1,7702.13.11,4641.83.2+306
Looking for part-time work1,9992.42.41,6482.12.1+351

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 Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)84,06064.062.580,12363.361.2+3,937
Not in the labour force41,76031.832.239,69431.432.4+2,066
Labour force status not stated5,5994.35.36,7645.36.5-1,165

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 Boroondara: 95.5% Employed full-time, City of Boroondara: 58.8% Employed part-time, City of Boroondara: 35.2% Hours worked not stated, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Boroondara: 4.5% Looking for full-time work, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Boroondara: 2.4%
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 Boroondara: +3,280 Employed full-time, City of Boroondara: +1,927 Employed part-time, City of Boroondara: +1,802 Hours worked not stated, City of Boroondara: -449 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Boroondara: +657 Looking for full-time work, City of Boroondara: +306 Looking for part-time work, City of Boroondara: +351
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 Boroondara's labour force in 2011 was 84,060, of which 29,574 were employed part-time and 49,407 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.5% of the labour force was employed (61.1% of the population aged 15+), and 4.5% unemployed (2.9% 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 Boroondara in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.0%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Boroondara showed an increase of 3,280, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 657. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,937 or 4.9%.