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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Employment status

432 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the City of Casey are employed, of which 61% are working full time and 39% part time.

Employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status, as well as the availability of jobs. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation among the indigenous population indicate the availability of jobs, and the match of skill levels within the population to the jobs available. A high unemployment rate or a low participation rate may indicate a relatively disadvantaged population unable to access community infrastructure.

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, 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Casey20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Employed43287.887.137591.084.8+57
Employed full-time26553.953.623356.651.3+32
Employed part-time or hours not stated16733.933.514234.533.5+25
Unemployed6012.212.9379.015.2+23
Looking for full-time work448.99.3307.310.9+14
Looking for part-time work163.33.671.74.3+9

Labour force status
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Casey20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Total labour force49256.952.541261.653.0+80
Not in the labour force33238.442.722032.940.9+112
Labour force status not stated404.64.8375.56.1+3

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, Victoria - ATSI: 87.1% Employed full-time, Victoria - ATSI: 53.6% Employed part-time or hours not stated, Victoria - ATSI: 33.5% Unemployed, Victoria - ATSI: 12.9% Looking for full-time work, Victoria - ATSI: 9.3% Looking for part-time work, Victoria - ATSI: 3.6% Employed, City of Casey - ATSI: 87.8% Employed full-time, City of Casey - ATSI: 53.9% Employed part-time or hours not stated, City of Casey - ATSI: 33.9% Unemployed, City of Casey - ATSI: 12.2% Looking for full-time work, City of Casey - ATSI: 8.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.3%
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, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +57 Employed full-time, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +32 Employed part-time or hours not stated, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +25 Unemployed, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +23 Looking for full-time work, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +14 Looking for part-time work, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +9
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.

Emerging groups

The size of the City of Casey's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force in 2011 was 492 people, of which 167 were employed part-time and 265 were full-time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Casey in 2011 compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Victoria - ATSI shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. The unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour force was 12.2%, compared with 12.9% or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI.

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.

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the City of Casey in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (56.9%) compared with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Victoria - ATSI (52.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in the City of Casey showed an increase of 57 people and the number unemployed showed an increase of 23 people. In the same period, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the labour force showed an increase of 80 people, or 19.4%.