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Sunshine District

Employment status

18,747 people living in Sunshine District in 2016 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

Sunshine 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
Sunshine District - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Employed
18,74787.689.616,19588.191.7+2,552
Employed full-time
11,26152.654.310,02254.557.8+1,239
Employed part-time
6,86032.032.65,48329.830.5+1,377
Hours worked not stated
6262.92.86903.83.4-64
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,65912.410.42,18111.98.3+478
Looking for full-time work
1,5707.35.91,3867.55.1+184
Looking for part-time work
1,0895.14.57954.33.2+294

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

Labour force status
Sunshine District - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)21,40654.156.318,37651.056.3+3,030
Not in the labour force
15,40438.937.214,70640.836.7+698
Labour force status not stated
2,8717.36.42,9688.27.0-97

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 Brimbank: 89.6% Employed full-time, City of Brimbank: 54.3% Employed part-time, City of Brimbank: 32.6% Hours worked not stated, City of Brimbank: 2.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Brimbank: 10.4% Looking for full-time work, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Employed, Sunshine District: 87.6% Employed full-time, Sunshine District: 52.6% Employed part-time, Sunshine District: 32.0% Hours worked not stated, Sunshine District: 2.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sunshine District: 12.4% Looking for full-time work, Sunshine District: 7.3% Looking for part-time work, Sunshine District: 5.1%
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, Sunshine District: +2,552 Employed full-time, Sunshine District: +1,239 Employed part-time, Sunshine District: +1,377 Hours worked not stated, Sunshine District: -64 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sunshine District: +478 Looking for full-time work, Sunshine District: +184 Looking for part-time work, Sunshine District: +294
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 Sunshine District's labour force in 2016 was 21,406, of which 6,860 were employed part-time and 11,261 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Sunshine District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 87.6% of the labour force was employed (47.4% of the population aged 15+), and 12.4% unemployed (6.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 89.6% and 10.4% 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 District in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.1%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Sunshine District showed an increase of 2,552, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 478. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,030 or 16.5%.

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