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St Albans District

Employment status

16,219 people living in St Albans District in 2011 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

St Albans District'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
St Albans District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
16,21987.191.715,74187.991.1+478
Employed full-time
9,92253.357.810,12156.559.3-199
Employed part-time
5,42429.130.54,83427.027.9+590
Hours worked not stated
8734.73.47864.43.9+87
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,40812.98.32,17212.18.9+236
Looking for full-time work
1,5618.45.11,5198.56.0+42
Looking for part-time work
8474.53.26533.62.9+194

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

Labour force status
St Albans District - (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)18,62748.756.317,91349.155.9+714
Not in the labour force
16,08842.136.715,56542.737.4+523
Labour force status not stated
3,5119.27.02,9698.16.7+542

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, St Albans District: 87.1% Employed full-time, St Albans District: 53.3% Employed part-time, St Albans District: 29.1% Hours worked not stated, St Albans District: 4.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), St Albans District: 12.9% Looking for full-time work, St Albans District: 8.4% Looking for part-time work, St Albans District: 4.5%
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, St Albans District: +478 Employed full-time, St Albans District: -199 Employed part-time, St Albans District: +590 Hours worked not stated, St Albans District: +87 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), St Albans District: +236 Looking for full-time work, St Albans District: +42 Looking for part-time work, St Albans District: +194
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 St Albans District's labour force in 2011 was 18,627, of which 5,424 were employed part-time and 9,922 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in St Albans District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 87.1% of the labour force was employed (42.4% of the population aged 15+), and 12.9% unemployed (6.3% 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 St Albans District in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (48.7%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in St Albans District showed an increase of 478, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 236. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 714 or 4.0%.