City of Greater Geelong
Employment status

95,408 people living in the City of Greater Geelong in 2011 were employed, of which 59% worked full time and 39% part time.

The City of Greater Geelong'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 Greater Geelong - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
95,40894.494.586,14593.794.7+9,263
Employed full-time
56,37555.860.151,93356.561.0+4,442
Employed part-time
37,09836.732.331,96234.831.0+5,136
Hours worked not stated
1,9351.92.12,2502.42.7-315
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)
5,6315.65.55,7856.35.3-154
Looking for full-time work
3,3373.33.13,7124.03.2-375
Looking for part-time work
2,2942.32.42,0732.32.1+221

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 Greater Geelong - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)
101,03958.862.591,93057.761.2+9,109
Not in the labour force
63,16736.732.259,35937.332.4+3,808
Labour force status not stated
7,7194.55.38,0155.06.5-296

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, Greater Melbourne: 94.5% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 60.1% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Employed, City of Greater Geelong: 94.4% Employed full-time, City of Greater Geelong: 55.8% Employed part-time, City of Greater Geelong: 36.7% Hours worked not stated, City of Greater Geelong: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Greater Geelong: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Greater Geelong: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, City of Greater Geelong: 2.3%
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, City of Greater Geelong: +9,263 Employed full-time, City of Greater Geelong: +4,442 Employed part-time, City of Greater Geelong: +5,136 Hours worked not stated, City of Greater Geelong: -315 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Greater Geelong: -154 Looking for full-time work, City of Greater Geelong: -375 Looking for part-time work, City of Greater Geelong: +221
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 the City of Greater Geelong's labour force in 2011 was 101,039, of which 37,098 were employed part-time and 56,375 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Greater Geelong in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.4% of the labour force was employed (55.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.6% unemployed (3.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.5% and 5.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 the City of Greater Geelong in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (58.8%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Greater Geelong showed an increase of 9,263, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 154. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 9,109 or 9.9%.