City of Belmont
Employment status

17,274 people living in City of Belmont in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full time and 30% part time.

City of Belmont'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
City of Belmont - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2006 to 2011
Employed
17,27494.095.414,09195.696.4+3,183
Employed full-time
11,61463.261.29,49464.461.9+2,120
Employed part-time
5,26028.632.14,15628.231.6+1,104
Hours worked not stated
4002.22.14413.02.9-41
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)
1,1076.04.66414.43.6+466
Looking for full-time work
6363.52.84603.12.1+176
Looking for part-time work
4712.61.81811.21.4+290

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
City of Belmont - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)
18,38162.264.914,73258.363.2+3,649
Not in the labour force
8,72229.529.78,38933.230.7+333
Labour force status not stated
2,4668.35.42,1528.56.1+314

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, EMRC area: 95.4% Employed full-time, EMRC area: 61.2% Employed part-time, EMRC area: 32.1% Hours worked not stated, EMRC area: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), EMRC area: 4.6% Looking for full-time work, EMRC area: 2.8% Looking for part-time work, EMRC area: 1.8% Employed, City of Belmont: 94.0% Employed full-time, City of Belmont: 63.2% Employed part-time, City of Belmont: 28.6% Hours worked not stated, City of Belmont: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Belmont: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Belmont: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, City of Belmont: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, City of Belmont: +3,183 Employed full-time, City of Belmont: +2,120 Employed part-time, City of Belmont: +1,104 Hours worked not stated, City of Belmont: -41 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Belmont: +466 Looking for full-time work, City of Belmont: +176 Looking for part-time work, City of Belmont: +290
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of City of Belmont's labour force in 2011 was 18,381, of which 5,260 were employed part-time and 11,614 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in City of Belmont in 2011 compared to EMRC area shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.0% of the labour force was employed (58.4% of the population aged 15+), and 6.0% unemployed (3.7% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.4% and 4.6% respectively for EMRC area.

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 City of Belmont in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (62.2%) compared with EMRC area (64.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in City of Belmont showed an increase of 3,183, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 466. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,649 or 24.8%.