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4,924 people living in Keilor Downs in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

Keilor Downs'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
Keilor Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
4,92495.691.75,08493.791.1-160
Employed full-time
3,07359.757.83,21959.359.3-146
Employed part-time
1,63631.830.51,66930.827.9-33
Hours worked not stated
2154.23.41953.63.9+20
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2274.48.33416.38.9-114
Looking for full-time work
1663.25.12164.06.0-50
Looking for part-time work
611.23.21262.32.9-65

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

Labour force status
Keilor Downs - (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)5,15159.656.35,42561.355.9-274
Not in the labour force
3,13336.236.73,03034.237.4+103
Labour force status not stated
3644.27.03934.46.7-29

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, Keilor Downs: 95.6% Employed full-time, Keilor Downs: 59.7% Employed part-time, Keilor Downs: 31.8% Hours worked not stated, Keilor Downs: 4.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Keilor Downs: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Keilor Downs: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Keilor Downs: 1.2%
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, Keilor Downs: -160 Employed full-time, Keilor Downs: -146 Employed part-time, Keilor Downs: -33 Hours worked not stated, Keilor Downs: +20 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Keilor Downs: -114 Looking for full-time work, Keilor Downs: -50 Looking for part-time work, Keilor Downs: -65
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 Keilor Downs's labour force in 2011 was 5,151, of which 1,636 were employed part-time and 3,073 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Keilor Downs in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (56.9% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.6% 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 Keilor Downs in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (59.6%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Keilor Downs showed a decrease of 160, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 114. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 274 or 5.1%.