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488,611 people living in Brisbane LGA in 2006 were employed, of which 66% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Employed488,61196.095.6423,27893.092.4+65,333
Employed full-time321,92063.362.6276,80060.860.0+45,120
Employed part-time155,49830.630.5135,54929.829.7+19,949
Hours worked not stated11,1932.22.510,9292.42.7+264
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)20,1724.04.431,7507.07.6-11,578
Looking for full-time work10,9802.22.521,0174.65.3-10,037
Looking for part-time work9,1921.81.910,7332.42.3-1,541

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Brisbane LGA - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20062001Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Total labour force (Participation rate)508,78365.063.8455,02864.063.1+53,755
Not in the labour force222,68328.430.1232,72232.733.8-10,039
Labour force status not stated51,6796.66.123,5683.33.1+28,111

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2006
Employment status, 2006 Employed, Greater Brisbane: 95.6% Employed full-time, Greater Brisbane: 62.6% Employed part-time, Greater Brisbane: 30.5% Hours worked not stated, Greater Brisbane: 2.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Brisbane: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Greater Brisbane: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, Greater Brisbane: 1.9% Employed, Brisbane LGA: 96.0% Employed full-time, Brisbane LGA: 63.3% Employed part-time, Brisbane LGA: 30.6% Hours worked not stated, Brisbane LGA: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brisbane LGA: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Brisbane LGA: 2.2% Looking for part-time work, Brisbane LGA: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2001 to 2006
Change in employment status, 2001 to 2006 Employed, Brisbane LGA: +65,333 Employed full-time, Brisbane LGA: +45,120 Employed part-time, Brisbane LGA: +19,949 Hours worked not stated, Brisbane LGA: +264 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brisbane LGA: -11,578 Looking for full-time work, Brisbane LGA: -10,037 Looking for part-time work, Brisbane LGA: -1,541
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Brisbane LGA's labour force in 2006 was 508,783, of which 155,498 were employed part-time and 321,920 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (62.4% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.6% and 4.4% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

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 Brisbane LGA in 2006 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (65.0%) compared with Greater Brisbane (63.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2001 and 2006, the number of people employed in Brisbane LGA showed an increase of 65,333, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 11,578. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 53,755 or 11.8%.

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