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3,684 people living in Sunshine North in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

Sunshine 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
Sunshine North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,68486.391.73,59289.091.1+92
Employed full-time
2,28053.457.82,38459.159.3-104
Employed part-time
1,21728.530.51,02825.527.9+189
Hours worked not stated
1874.43.41804.53.9+7
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)58313.78.344311.08.9+140
Looking for full-time work
4119.65.12857.16.0+126
Looking for part-time work
1724.03.21583.92.9+14

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

Labour force status
Sunshine North - (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)4,26748.656.34,03549.255.9+232
Not in the labour force
3,79843.336.73,69545.037.4+103
Labour force status not stated
7068.07.04735.86.7+233

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, Sunshine North: 86.3% Employed full-time, Sunshine North: 53.4% Employed part-time, Sunshine North: 28.5% Hours worked not stated, Sunshine North: 4.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sunshine North: 13.7% Looking for full-time work, Sunshine North: 9.6% Looking for part-time work, Sunshine North: 4.0%
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, Sunshine North: +92 Employed full-time, Sunshine North: -104 Employed part-time, Sunshine North: +189 Hours worked not stated, Sunshine North: +7 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sunshine North: +140 Looking for full-time work, Sunshine North: +126 Looking for part-time work, Sunshine North: +14
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 Sunshine North's labour force in 2011 was 4,267, of which 1,217 were employed part-time and 2,280 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Sunshine North in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 86.3% of the labour force was employed (42.0% of the population aged 15+), and 13.7% unemployed (6.6% 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 Sunshine North in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (48.6%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Sunshine North showed an increase of 92, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 140. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 232 or 5.7%.