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753 people living in Brooklyn in 2011 were employed, of which 70% worked full-time and 29% part-time.

Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Employed
75394.294.461891.094.1+135
Employed full-time
52866.161.343263.662.8+96
Employed part-time
21627.031.014321.128.6+73
Hours worked not stated
91.12.1436.32.8-34
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)465.85.6619.05.9-15
Looking for full-time work
374.63.6527.73.9-15
Looking for part-time work
91.12.091.31.90

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

Labour force status
Brooklyn - (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)79956.760.967951.659.1+120
Not in the labour force
49635.233.253941.034.7-43
Labour force status not stated
1148.15.9977.46.2+17

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, Brooklyn: 94.2% Employed full-time, Brooklyn: 66.1% Employed part-time, Brooklyn: 27.0% Hours worked not stated, Brooklyn: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brooklyn: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, Brooklyn: 4.6% Looking for part-time work, Brooklyn: 1.1%
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, Brooklyn: +135 Employed full-time, Brooklyn: +96 Employed part-time, Brooklyn: +73 Hours worked not stated, Brooklyn: -34 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brooklyn: -15 Looking for full-time work, Brooklyn: -15 Looking for part-time work, Brooklyn: 0
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 Brooklyn's labour force in 2011 was 799, of which 216 were employed part-time and 528 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brooklyn in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.2% of the labour force was employed (53.4% of the population aged 15+), and 5.8% unemployed (3.3% 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 Brooklyn in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.7%) compared with Hobsons Bay City (60.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Brooklyn showed an increase of 135, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 15. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 120 or 17.7%.