Shire of Campaspe

Employment status

15,947 people living in the Shire of Campaspe in 2011 were employed, of which 60% worked full time and 38% part time.

The Shire of Campaspe'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
Shire of Campaspe - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Employed15,94795.694.815,95795.394.3-10
Employed full-time9,54757.256.29,94359.457.4-396
Employed part-time5,98535.936.55,56933.334.3+416
Hours worked not stated4152.52.14452.72.6-30
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)7424.45.27844.75.7-42
Looking for full-time work4792.93.15113.13.7-32
Looking for part-time work2631.62.02731.62.0-10

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

Labour force status
Shire of Campaspe - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)16,68957.358.216,74158.958.2-52
Not in the labour force10,94037.636.810,31236.336.4+628
Labour force status not stated1,4935.15.01,3814.95.4+112

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

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Regional VIC: 94.8% Employed full-time, Regional VIC: 56.2% Employed part-time, Regional VIC: 36.5% Hours worked not stated, Regional VIC: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional VIC: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, Regional VIC: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Regional VIC: 2.0% Employed, Shire of Campaspe: 95.6% Employed full-time, Shire of Campaspe: 57.2% Employed part-time, Shire of Campaspe: 35.9% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Campaspe: 2.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Campaspe: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Campaspe: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Campaspe: 1.6%
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, Shire of Campaspe: -10 Employed full-time, Shire of Campaspe: -396 Employed part-time, Shire of Campaspe: +416 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Campaspe: -30 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Campaspe: -42 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Campaspe: -32 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Campaspe: -10
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 the Shire of Campaspe's labour force in 2011 was 16,689, of which 5,985 were employed part-time and 9,547 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Campaspe in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (54.8% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.8% and 5.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 the Shire of Campaspe in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (57.3%) compared with Regional VIC (58.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Shire of Campaspe showed a decrease of 10, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 42. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 52 or 0.3%.