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19,142 people living in Harvester Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
19,14288.891.715,34789.091.1+3,795
Employed full-time
12,16056.457.810,08858.559.3+2,072
Employed part-time
6,17328.630.54,54526.327.9+1,628
Hours worked not stated
8093.83.47144.13.9+95
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,41311.28.31,90311.08.9+510
Looking for full-time work
1,5177.05.11,2717.46.0+246
Looking for part-time work
8964.23.26323.72.9+264

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

Labour force status
Harvester 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)21,55553.356.317,25050.555.9+4,305
Not in the labour force
15,62438.736.714,36442.137.4+1,260
Labour force status not stated
3,2348.07.02,5317.46.7+703

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, Harvester Ward: 88.8% Employed full-time, Harvester Ward: 56.4% Employed part-time, Harvester Ward: 28.6% Hours worked not stated, Harvester Ward: 3.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Harvester Ward: 11.2% Looking for full-time work, Harvester Ward: 7.0% Looking for part-time work, Harvester Ward: 4.2%
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, Harvester Ward: +3,795 Employed full-time, Harvester Ward: +2,072 Employed part-time, Harvester Ward: +1,628 Hours worked not stated, Harvester Ward: +95 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Harvester Ward: +510 Looking for full-time work, Harvester Ward: +246 Looking for part-time work, Harvester Ward: +264
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 Harvester Ward's labour force in 2011 was 21,555, of which 6,173 were employed part-time and 12,160 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Harvester Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.8% of the labour force was employed (47.4% of the population aged 15+), and 11.2% unemployed (6.0% 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 Harvester Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (53.3%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Harvester Ward showed an increase of 3,795, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 510. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,305 or 25.0%.