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Cranbourne West

Employment status

3,973 people living in Cranbourne West in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 30% part-time.

Cranbourne West'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
Cranbourne West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,97391.794.13,31593.594.7+658
Employed full-time
2,64861.161.72,31265.262.9+336
Employed part-time
1,19727.630.088124.928.7+316
Hours worked not stated
1283.02.41223.43.1+6
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3598.35.92296.55.3+130
Looking for full-time work
2315.33.41544.33.3+77
Looking for part-time work
1283.02.4752.12.0+53

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

Labour force status
Cranbourne West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)4,33268.065.53,54467.265.5+788
Not in the labour force
1,78728.130.31,42727.129.1+360
Labour force status not stated
2473.94.23025.75.4-55

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 Casey: 94.1% Employed full-time, City of Casey: 61.7% Employed part-time, City of Casey: 30.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Casey: 2.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Casey: 5.9% Looking for full-time work, City of Casey: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Casey: 2.4% Employed, Cranbourne West: 91.7% Employed full-time, Cranbourne West: 61.1% Employed part-time, Cranbourne West: 27.6% Hours worked not stated, Cranbourne West: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Cranbourne West: 8.3% Looking for full-time work, Cranbourne West: 5.3% Looking for part-time work, Cranbourne West: 3.0%
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, Cranbourne West: +658 Employed full-time, Cranbourne West: +336 Employed part-time, Cranbourne West: +316 Hours worked not stated, Cranbourne West: +6 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Cranbourne West: +130 Looking for full-time work, Cranbourne West: +77 Looking for part-time work, Cranbourne West: +53
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 Cranbourne West's labour force in 2011 was 4,332, of which 1,197 were employed part-time and 2,648 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Cranbourne West in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.7% of the labour force was employed (62.4% of the population aged 15+), and 8.3% unemployed (5.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.1% and 5.9% respectively for the City of Casey.

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 Cranbourne West in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.0%) compared with the City of Casey (65.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Cranbourne West showed an increase of 658, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 130. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 788 or 22.2%.