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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Employment status

11,950 people living in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Employed
11,95089.591.711,64890.391.1+302
Employed full-time
7,29654.757.87,49158.159.3-195
Employed part-time
4,06330.430.53,67728.527.9+386
Hours worked not stated
5924.43.44793.73.9+113
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,39910.58.31,2489.78.9+151
Looking for full-time work
8886.75.18806.86.0+8
Looking for part-time work
5113.83.23682.92.9+143

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

Labour force status
Horseshoe Bend 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)13,34951.556.312,89551.355.9+454
Not in the labour force
10,55640.736.710,45241.637.4+105
Labour force status not stated
2,0057.77.01,8017.26.7+204

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 89.5% Employed full-time, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 54.7% Employed part-time, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 30.4% Hours worked not stated, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Horseshoe Bend Ward: 10.5% Looking for full-time work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.7% Looking for part-time work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.8%
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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +302 Employed full-time, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -195 Employed part-time, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +386 Hours worked not stated, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +113 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Horseshoe Bend Ward: +151 Looking for full-time work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +8 Looking for part-time work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +143
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 Horseshoe Bend Ward's labour force in 2011 was 13,349, of which 4,063 were employed part-time and 7,296 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 89.5% of the labour force was employed (46.1% of the population aged 15+), and 10.5% unemployed (5.4% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (51.5%) compared with City of Brimbank (56.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Horseshoe Bend Ward showed an increase of 302, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 151. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 454 or 3.5%.