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8,992 people living in Altona Meadows in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Employed
8,99293.194.48,89393.694.1+99
Employed full-time
5,85560.661.35,85861.662.8-3
Employed part-time
2,84829.531.02,74328.928.6+105
Hours worked not stated
2893.02.12923.12.8-3
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)6696.95.66116.45.9+58
Looking for full-time work
4524.73.64174.43.9+35
Looking for part-time work
2172.22.01942.01.9+23

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

Labour force status
Altona Meadows - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)9,66162.060.99,50463.559.1+157
Not in the labour force
5,09332.733.24,78732.034.7+306
Labour force status not stated
8165.25.96744.56.2+142

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, 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% Employed, Altona Meadows: 93.1% Employed full-time, Altona Meadows: 60.6% Employed part-time, Altona Meadows: 29.5% Hours worked not stated, Altona Meadows: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Altona Meadows: 6.9% Looking for full-time work, Altona Meadows: 4.7% Looking for part-time work, Altona Meadows: 2.2%
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.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Altona Meadows: +99 Employed full-time, Altona Meadows: -3 Employed part-time, Altona Meadows: +105 Hours worked not stated, Altona Meadows: -3 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Altona Meadows: +58 Looking for full-time work, Altona Meadows: +35 Looking for part-time work, Altona Meadows: +23
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 Altona Meadows's labour force in 2011 was 9,661, of which 2,848 were employed part-time and 5,855 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Altona Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.1% of the labour force was employed (57.8% of the population aged 15+), and 6.9% unemployed (4.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.4% and 5.6% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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 Altona Meadows in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (62.0%) compared with Hobsons Bay City (60.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Altona Meadows showed an increase of 99, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 58. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 157 or 1.7%.