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Grasslands Ward

Employment status

20,297 people living in Grasslands Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
20,29789.491.717,38089.691.1+2,917
Employed full-time
12,97357.157.811,39958.859.3+1,574
Employed part-time
6,29227.730.55,16826.627.9+1,124
Hours worked not stated
1,0324.53.48134.23.9+219
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,40910.68.32,01410.48.9+395
Looking for full-time work
1,5997.05.11,3897.26.0+210
Looking for part-time work
8103.63.26253.22.9+185

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

Labour force status
Grasslands Ward - (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)22,70654.356.319,39454.155.9+3,312
Not in the labour force
15,62637.436.713,72638.337.4+1,900
Labour force status not stated
3,4918.37.02,7527.76.7+739

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, Grasslands Ward: 89.4% Employed full-time, Grasslands Ward: 57.1% Employed part-time, Grasslands Ward: 27.7% Hours worked not stated, Grasslands Ward: 4.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Grasslands Ward: 10.6% Looking for full-time work, Grasslands Ward: 7.0% Looking for part-time work, Grasslands Ward: 3.6%
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, Grasslands Ward: +2,917 Employed full-time, Grasslands Ward: +1,574 Employed part-time, Grasslands Ward: +1,124 Hours worked not stated, Grasslands Ward: +219 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Grasslands Ward: +395 Looking for full-time work, Grasslands Ward: +210 Looking for part-time work, Grasslands Ward: +185
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 Grasslands Ward's labour force in 2011 was 22,706, of which 6,292 were employed part-time and 12,973 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Grasslands Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 89.4% of the labour force was employed (48.5% of the population aged 15+), and 10.6% unemployed (5.8% 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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.3%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Grasslands Ward showed an increase of 2,917, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 395. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,312 or 17.1%.