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6,653 people living in Deer Park in 2011 were employed, of which 66% worked full-time and 29% part-time.

Deer Park'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
Deer Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,65390.191.74,88090.691.1+1,773
Employed full-time
4,38659.457.83,20759.559.3+1,179
Employed part-time
1,92926.130.51,47127.327.9+458
Hours worked not stated
3394.63.42063.83.9+133
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7349.98.35069.48.9+228
Looking for full-time work
4926.75.13556.66.0+137
Looking for part-time work
2423.33.21512.82.9+91

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

Labour force status
Deer Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)7,38656.256.35,38655.155.9+2,000
Not in the labour force
4,63335.236.73,75038.437.4+883
Labour force status not stated
1,1348.67.06346.56.7+500

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 Brimbank: 91.7% Employed full-time, City of Brimbank: 57.8% Employed part-time, City of Brimbank: 30.5% Hours worked not stated, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Brimbank: 8.3% Looking for full-time work, City of Brimbank: 5.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Brimbank: 3.2% Employed, Deer Park: 90.1% Employed full-time, Deer Park: 59.4% Employed part-time, Deer Park: 26.1% Hours worked not stated, Deer Park: 4.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Deer Park: 9.9% Looking for full-time work, Deer Park: 6.7% Looking for part-time work, Deer Park: 3.3%
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, Deer Park: +1,773 Employed full-time, Deer Park: +1,179 Employed part-time, Deer Park: +458 Hours worked not stated, Deer Park: +133 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Deer Park: +228 Looking for full-time work, Deer Park: +137 Looking for part-time work, Deer Park: +91
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 Deer Park's labour force in 2011 was 7,387, of which 1,929 were employed part-time and 4,386 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Deer Park in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 90.1% of the labour force was employed (50.6% of the population aged 15+), and 9.9% unemployed (5.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 91.7% and 8.3% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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 Deer Park in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (56.2%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Deer Park showed an increase of 1,773, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 228. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 2,000 or 37.1%.