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Williamstown

Employment status

5,459 people living in Williamstown in 2016 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

Williamstown'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
Williamstown - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Employed
5,45994.993.55,30596.394.4+154
Employed full-time
3,34558.260.03,33060.461.3+15
Employed part-time
2,03235.331.81,91534.831.0+117
Hours worked not stated
801.41.6591.12.1+22
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2915.16.52063.75.6+85
Looking for full-time work
1592.83.81282.33.6+30
Looking for part-time work
1312.32.7771.42.0+55

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Williamstown - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)5,75063.762.05,51165.360.9+239
Not in the labour force
2,71630.132.22,57630.533.2+140
Labour force status not stated
5786.45.83564.25.9+222

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, Hobsons Bay City: 93.5% Employed full-time, Hobsons Bay City: 60.0% Employed part-time, Hobsons Bay City: 31.8% Hours worked not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Hobsons Bay City: 6.5% Looking for full-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Looking for part-time work, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Employed, Williamstown: 94.9% Employed full-time, Williamstown: 58.2% Employed part-time, Williamstown: 35.3% Hours worked not stated, Williamstown: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Williamstown: 5.1% Looking for full-time work, Williamstown: 2.8% Looking for part-time work, Williamstown: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Williamstown: +154 Employed full-time, Williamstown: +15 Employed part-time, Williamstown: +117 Hours worked not stated, Williamstown: +22 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Williamstown: +85 Looking for full-time work, Williamstown: +30 Looking for part-time work, Williamstown: +55
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Williamstown's labour force in 2016 was 5,750, of which 2,032 were employed part-time and 3,345 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Williamstown in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.9% of the labour force was employed (60.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.1% unemployed (3.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.5% and 6.5% 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 Williamstown in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (63.7%) compared with Hobsons Bay City (62.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Williamstown showed an increase of 154, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 85. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 239 or 4.3%.

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