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3,932 people living in Skye in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Skye'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
Skye - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,93296.094.32,98895.794.0+944
Employed full-time
2,57462.959.42,04465.559.6+530
Employed part-time
1,25830.732.884026.931.8+418
Hours worked not stated
1002.42.21043.32.6-4
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1634.05.71344.36.0+29
Looking for full-time work
822.03.4912.93.8-9
Looking for part-time work
812.02.3431.42.2+38

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

Labour force status
Skye - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)4,09573.462.93,12273.461.5+974
Not in the labour force
1,30923.531.793121.931.6+378
Labour force status not stated
1773.25.42024.76.9-25

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, Skye: 96.0% Employed full-time, Skye: 62.9% Employed part-time, Skye: 30.7% Hours worked not stated, Skye: 2.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Skye: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Skye: 2.0% Looking for part-time work, Skye: 2.0%
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, Skye: +944 Employed full-time, Skye: +530 Employed part-time, Skye: +418 Hours worked not stated, Skye: -4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Skye: +29 Looking for full-time work, Skye: -9 Looking for part-time work, Skye: +38
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 Skye's labour force in 2011 was 4,095, of which 1,258 were employed part-time and 2,574 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Skye in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (70.5% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.9% 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 Skye in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (73.4%) compared with Frankston City (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Skye showed an increase of 944, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 29. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 973 or 31.2%.