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Hobsons Bay City

Employment status

39,444 people living in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
39,44494.494.536,51894.194.7+2,926
Employed full-time
25,60361.360.124,34662.861.0+1,257
Employed part-time
12,95631.032.311,09628.631.0+1,860
Hours worked not stated
8852.12.11,0762.82.7-191
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,3535.65.52,2775.95.3+76
Looking for full-time work
1,5043.63.11,5323.93.2-28
Looking for part-time work
8492.02.47451.92.1+104

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)41,79760.962.538,79559.161.2+3,002
Not in the labour force
22,79833.232.222,80634.732.4-8
Labour force status not stated
4,0625.95.34,0576.26.5+5

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, 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, Hobsons Bay City: 94.4% Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: 61.3% Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: 31.0% Hours worked not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 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, Hobsons Bay City: +2,926 Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: +1,257 Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: +1,860 Hours worked not stated, Hobsons Bay City: -191 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: +76 Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: -28 Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: +104
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 Hobsons Bay City's labour force in 2011 was 41,797, of which 12,956 were employed part-time and 25,603 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Hobsons Bay City 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 (57.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.6% unemployed (3.4% 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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Hobsons Bay City showed an increase of 2,926, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 76. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,002 or 7.7%.