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12,354 people living in Narre Warren in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Narre Warren'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
Narre Warren - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Employed
12,35493.694.112,15494.894.7+200
Employed full-time
8,08261.261.77,95462.062.9+128
Employed part-time
3,98730.230.03,83529.928.7+152
Hours worked not stated
2852.22.43672.93.1-82
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)8506.45.96685.25.3+182
Looking for full-time work
4923.73.44243.33.3+68
Looking for part-time work
3582.72.42461.92.0+112

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

Labour force status
Narre Warren - (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)13,20465.965.512,82366.665.5+381
Not in the labour force
6,06530.330.35,39428.029.1+672
Labour force status not stated
7743.94.21,0325.45.4-258

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, Narre Warren: 93.6% Employed full-time, Narre Warren: 61.2% Employed part-time, Narre Warren: 30.2% Hours worked not stated, Narre Warren: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Narre Warren: 6.4% Looking for full-time work, Narre Warren: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, Narre Warren: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Narre Warren: +200 Employed full-time, Narre Warren: +128 Employed part-time, Narre Warren: +152 Hours worked not stated, Narre Warren: -82 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Narre Warren: +182 Looking for full-time work, Narre Warren: +68 Looking for part-time work, Narre Warren: +112
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 Narre Warren's labour force in 2011 was 13,204, of which 3,987 were employed part-time and 8,082 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Narre Warren in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.6% of the labour force was employed (61.6% of the population aged 15+), and 6.4% unemployed (4.2% 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 Narre Warren in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (65.9%) compared with the City of Casey (65.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Narre Warren showed an increase of 200, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 182. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 381 or 3.0%.