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9,135 people living in Carrum Downs in 2011 were employed, of which 68% worked full-time and 30% part-time.

Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Employed
9,13593.794.37,89094.194.0+1,245
Employed full-time
6,16763.359.45,29363.259.6+874
Employed part-time
2,76528.432.82,34328.031.8+422
Hours worked not stated
2032.12.22543.02.6-51
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)6116.35.74915.96.0+120
Looking for full-time work
3643.73.43113.73.8+53
Looking for part-time work
2472.52.31802.12.2+67

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

Labour force status
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)9,74664.762.98,38264.761.5+1,364
Not in the labour force
4,28828.531.73,58427.731.6+704
Labour force status not stated
1,0226.85.49837.66.9+39

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, Frankston City: 94.3% Employed full-time, Frankston City: 59.4% Employed part-time, Frankston City: 32.8% Hours worked not stated, Frankston City: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Frankston City: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Frankston City: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Frankston City: 2.3% Employed, Carrum Downs: 93.7% Employed full-time, Carrum Downs: 63.3% Employed part-time, Carrum Downs: 28.4% Hours worked not stated, Carrum Downs: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Carrum Downs: 6.3% Looking for full-time work, Carrum Downs: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, Carrum Downs: 2.5%
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, Carrum Downs: +1,245 Employed full-time, Carrum Downs: +874 Employed part-time, Carrum Downs: +422 Hours worked not stated, Carrum Downs: -51 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Carrum Downs: +120 Looking for full-time work, Carrum Downs: +53 Looking for part-time work, Carrum Downs: +67
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 Carrum Downs's labour force in 2011 was 9,746, of which 2,765 were employed part-time and 6,167 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.7% of the labour force was employed (60.7% of the population aged 15+), and 6.3% unemployed (4.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.3% and 5.7% respectively for Frankston City.

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 Carrum Downs in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.7%) compared with Frankston City (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Carrum Downs showed an increase of 1,245, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 120. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,364 or 16.3%.