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Gannawarra Shire

Employment status

4,381 people living in Gannawarra Shire in 2011 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Employed4,38196.194.84,89995.894.3-518
Employed full-time2,65558.356.23,06659.957.4-411
Employed part-time1,60535.236.51,64432.134.3-39
Hours worked not stated1212.72.11893.72.6-68
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1763.95.22164.25.7-40
Looking for full-time work1172.63.11643.23.7-47
Looking for part-time work591.32.0521.02.0+7

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

Labour force status
Gannawarra Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)4,55753.758.25,11556.358.2-558
Not in the labour force3,45940.836.83,44938.036.4+10
Labour force status not stated4715.55.05145.75.4-43

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, Regional VIC: 94.8% Employed full-time, Regional VIC: 56.2% Employed part-time, Regional VIC: 36.5% Hours worked not stated, Regional VIC: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Regional VIC: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, Regional VIC: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Regional VIC: 2.0% Employed, Gannawarra Shire: 96.1% Employed full-time, Gannawarra Shire: 58.3% Employed part-time, Gannawarra Shire: 35.2% Hours worked not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 2.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Gannawarra Shire: 3.9% Looking for full-time work, Gannawarra Shire: 2.6% Looking for part-time work, Gannawarra Shire: 1.3%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -518 Employed full-time, Gannawarra Shire: -411 Employed part-time, Gannawarra Shire: -39 Hours worked not stated, Gannawarra Shire: -68 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Gannawarra Shire: -40 Looking for full-time work, Gannawarra Shire: -47 Looking for part-time work, Gannawarra Shire: +7
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 Gannawarra Shire's labour force in 2011 was 4,557, of which 1,605 were employed part-time and 2,655 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Gannawarra Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.1% of the labour force was employed (51.6% of the population aged 15+), and 3.9% unemployed (2.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.8% and 5.2% respectively for Regional VIC.

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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (53.7%) compared with Regional VIC (58.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Gannawarra Shire showed a decrease of 518, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 40. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 558 or 10.9%.

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