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Balwyn North

Employment status

9,206 people living in Balwyn North in 2016 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 41% part-time.

Balwyn North'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
Balwyn North - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Employed9,20694.194.49,31094.895.5-104
Employed full-time5,28754.057.15,53056.358.8-243
Employed part-time3,79438.836.03,59936.735.2+195
Hours worked not stated1241.31.41811.81.6-56
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)5755.95.65065.24.5+69
Looking for full-time work2712.82.42032.12.1+68
Looking for part-time work3033.13.13023.12.4+1

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

Labour force status
Balwyn North - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Total labour force (Participation rate)9,78259.462.99,81760.664.0-35
Not in the labour force6,02036.532.15,97136.831.8+48
Labour force status not stated6033.74.94232.64.3+180

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 Boroondara: 94.4% Employed full-time, City of Boroondara: 57.1% Employed part-time, City of Boroondara: 36.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Boroondara: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Boroondara: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Boroondara: 3.1% Employed, Balwyn North: 94.1% Employed full-time, Balwyn North: 54.0% Employed part-time, Balwyn North: 38.8% Hours worked not stated, Balwyn North: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Balwyn North: 5.9% Looking for full-time work, Balwyn North: 2.8% Looking for part-time work, Balwyn North: 3.1%
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, Balwyn North: -104 Employed full-time, Balwyn North: -243 Employed part-time, Balwyn North: +195 Hours worked not stated, Balwyn North: -56 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Balwyn North: +69 Looking for full-time work, Balwyn North: +68 Looking for part-time work, Balwyn North: +1
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 Balwyn North's labour force in 2016 was 9,782, of which 3,794 were employed part-time and 5,287 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Balwyn North in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.1% of the labour force was employed (55.9% of the population aged 15+), and 5.9% unemployed (3.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.4% and 5.6% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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 Balwyn North in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (59.4%) compared with the City of Boroondara (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Balwyn North showed a decrease of 104, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 69. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 35 or 0.4%.

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