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Hobsons Bay City

Recent arrivals - Employment status

In 2011, 2,981 Hobsons Bay City residents who recently arrived from overseas were employed, of which 57.8% were working full time and 36.2% part time.

Hobsons Bay City's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status.

For recent arrivals from overseas, being able to find work and participate in the local economy is a very important step to settling into Australia. High employment can indicate an engaged migrant community, or perhaps a large contingent on work-sponsored visas. A high level of unemployment or low participation rate (the percentage of the population in the labour force) can indicate a migrant community with difficulties adjusting to economic life in Australia, and perhaps with a reliance on government benefits.

Employment data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification data for the recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Employment status
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne
Employed2,98191.488.7
Employed full-time1,72352.853.2
Employed part-time1,07833.130.8
Employed, away from work732.22.5
Employed, hours not stated1073.32.3
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)2808.611.3
Looking for full-time work1715.25.4
Looking for part-time work1093.35.9

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.

Labour force status
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total labour force (Participation rate)3,26170.564.8
Not in the labour force1,27427.634.0
Labour force status not stated891.91.2

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.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Greater Melbourne: 88.7% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 53.2% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 30.8% Employed, away from work, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Employed, Hobsons Bay City: 91.4% Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: 52.8% Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: 33.1% Employed, away from work, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Employed, hours not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3%
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.

Dominant groups

The size of Hobsons Bay City's recent overseas arriving labour force in 2011 was 3,261 persons, of which 1,078 were employed part-time and 1,723 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of the recent overseas arriving population (as a percentage of the labour force) in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 91.4% of the recent overseas arriving labour force was employed (64.5% of the population aged 15+), and 8.6% unemployed (6.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.7% and 11.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 recent overseas arriving population in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (70.5%) compared with Greater Melbourne (64.8%).