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Sydenham District

Employment status

21,736 people living in Sydenham District in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Employed
21,73691.989.622,64794.291.7-911
Employed full-time
13,41656.754.314,23259.257.8-816
Employed part-time
7,76332.832.67,49731.230.5+266
Hours worked not stated
5572.42.89183.83.4-361
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,9218.110.41,3945.88.3+527
Looking for full-time work
1,0194.35.97443.15.1+275
Looking for part-time work
9023.84.56502.73.2+252

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

Labour force status
Sydenham 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)23,65762.456.324,04164.556.3-384
Not in the labour force
12,36332.637.211,29830.336.7+1,065
Labour force status not stated
2,0115.36.41,9495.27.0+62

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, Sydenham District: 91.9% Employed full-time, Sydenham District: 56.7% Employed part-time, Sydenham District: 32.8% Hours worked not stated, Sydenham District: 2.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sydenham District: 8.1% Looking for full-time work, Sydenham District: 4.3% Looking for part-time work, Sydenham District: 3.8%
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, Sydenham District: -911 Employed full-time, Sydenham District: -816 Employed part-time, Sydenham District: +266 Hours worked not stated, Sydenham District: -361 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Sydenham District: +527 Looking for full-time work, Sydenham District: +275 Looking for part-time work, Sydenham District: +252
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 Sydenham District's labour force in 2016 was 23,657, of which 7,763 were employed part-time and 13,416 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Sydenham District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.9% of the labour force was employed (57.3% of the population aged 15+), and 8.1% unemployed (5.1% 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 Sydenham District in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (62.4%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Sydenham District showed a decrease of 911, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 527. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 384 or 1.6%.

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