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3,938 people living in Newport West in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Newport West'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
Newport West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,93896.094.43,25594.494.1+683
Employed full-time
2,62163.961.32,22164.462.8+400
Employed part-time
1,26030.731.095627.728.6+304
Hours worked not stated
561.42.1782.32.8-22
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1624.05.61925.65.9-30
Looking for full-time work
1072.63.61173.43.9-10
Looking for part-time work
551.32.0752.21.9-20

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

Labour force status
Newport West - (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)4,09967.160.93,44761.959.1+652
Not in the labour force
1,60626.333.21,82932.834.7-224
Labour force status not stated
4036.65.92955.36.2+109

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, Newport West: 96.0% Employed full-time, Newport West: 63.9% Employed part-time, Newport West: 30.7% Hours worked not stated, Newport West: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Newport West: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Newport West: 2.6% Looking for part-time work, Newport West: 1.3%
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.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Newport West: +683 Employed full-time, Newport West: +400 Employed part-time, Newport West: +304 Hours worked not stated, Newport West: -22 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Newport West: -30 Looking for full-time work, Newport West: -10 Looking for part-time work, Newport West: -20
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 Newport West's labour force in 2011 was 4,100, of which 1,260 were employed part-time and 2,621 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (64.5% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.7% 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 Newport West in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.1%) compared with Hobsons Bay City (60.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Newport West showed an increase of 683, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 30. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 652 or 18.9%.