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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Employment status

In 2011, 4,527 people aged 18 to 24 years living in Hobsons Bay City were employed, of which 47.6% were working full time and 45.1% part time.

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. Typically, unemployment among youth (under 25) and seniors (over 55) are regarded as important indicators of social cohesion.

The participation rate is another indicator - defined as the percentage of the population in the labour force, it applies to all people over 15, and tends to peak among people in their 30s, while being lower for age groups with a lot of students, retirees, and where one partner has child care responsibilities. A high participation rate may indicate a place people settle to be near employment, while a low one for a particular age group could indicate many retirees or discouraged job seekers.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People aged 18 to 24 years

Employment status
Hobsons Bay City - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Employed4,52788.588.94,31188.689.8+216
Employed full-time2,15742.243.62,34548.246.6-188
Employed part-time2,04339.939.41,61133.136.8+432
Employed, away from work1372.73.01372.82.60
Employed, hours not stated1903.73.02184.53.7-28
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)59011.511.155511.410.2+35
Looking for full-time work3306.45.63847.95.8-54
Looking for part-time work2605.15.51713.54.4+89

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

Labour force status
Hobsons Bay City - 18 to 24 years20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)5,11770.870.44,86670.972.0+251
Not in the labour force1,70023.524.61,56922.921.9+131
Labour force status not stated4115.75.04316.36.1-20

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, Victoria: 88.9% Employed full-time, Victoria: 43.6% Employed part-time, Victoria: 39.4% Employed, away from work, Victoria: 3.0% Employed, hours not stated, Victoria: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Victoria: 11.1% Looking for full-time work, Victoria: 5.6% Looking for part-time work, Victoria: 5.5% Employed, Hobsons Bay City: 88.5% Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: 42.2% Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: 39.9% Employed, away from work, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Employed, hours not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 3.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: 11.5% Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Hobsons Bay City: +216 Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: -188 Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: +432 Employed, away from work, Hobsons Bay City: 0 Employed, hours not stated, Hobsons Bay City: -28 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: +35 Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: -54 Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: +89
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Hobsons Bay City's labour force aged 18 to 24 years in 2011 was 5,117 persons, of which 2,043 were employed part-time and 2,157 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of people aged 18 to 24 years (as a percentage of the labour force) in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.5% of the labour force aged 18 to 24 years was employed (62.6% of the population aged 15+), and 11.5% unemployed (8.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.9% and 11.1% respectively for Victoria.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 aged 18 to 24 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (70.8%) compared with Victoria (70.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 18 to 24 years employed in Hobsons Bay City showed an increase of 216 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 35 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 251 persons, or 5.2%.