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Brisbane LGA

Employment status

540,268 people living in Brisbane LGA in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 33% 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)20112001Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Employed540,26894.794.1423,27893.092.4+116,990
Employed full-time352,24561.761.0276,80060.860.0+75,445
Employed part-time178,69531.331.2135,54929.829.7+43,146
Hours worked not stated9,3281.61.910,9292.42.7-1,601
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)30,2645.35.931,7507.07.6-1,486
Looking for full-time work16,7092.93.521,0174.65.3-4,308
Looking for part-time work13,5552.42.310,7332.42.3+2,822

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Brisbane LGA - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112001Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)570,53266.665.0455,02864.063.1+115,504
Not in the labour force241,08228.229.9232,72232.733.8+8,360
Labour force status not stated44,4615.25.123,5683.33.1+20,893

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Greater Brisbane: 94.1% Employed full-time, Greater Brisbane: 61.0% Employed part-time, Greater Brisbane: 31.2% Hours worked not stated, Greater Brisbane: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Brisbane: 5.9% Looking for full-time work, Greater Brisbane: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Greater Brisbane: 2.3% Employed, Brisbane LGA: 94.7% Employed full-time, Brisbane LGA: 61.7% Employed part-time, Brisbane LGA: 31.3% Hours worked not stated, Brisbane LGA: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brisbane LGA: 5.3% Looking for full-time work, Brisbane LGA: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Brisbane LGA: 2.4%
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, 2001 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2001 to 2011 Employed, Brisbane LGA: +116,990 Employed full-time, Brisbane LGA: +75,445 Employed part-time, Brisbane LGA: +43,146 Hours worked not stated, Brisbane LGA: -1,601 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brisbane LGA: -1,486 Looking for full-time work, Brisbane LGA: -4,308 Looking for part-time work, Brisbane LGA: +2,822
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (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 2011 was 570,532, of which 178,695 were employed part-time and 352,245 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brisbane LGA in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.7% of the labour force was employed (63.1% of the population aged 15+), and 5.3% unemployed (3.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.1% and 5.9% 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 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.6%) compared with Greater Brisbane (65.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people employed in Brisbane LGA showed an increase of 116,990, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 1,486. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 115,504 or 25.4%.

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