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Life-stages - Employment status

In 2011, 14,050 people aged 12 to 25 years living in the City of Knox were employed, of which 47.3% were working full time and 46.3% part time.

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. Typically, unemployment among youth (under 25) and seniors (over 55) are regarded as important indicators of social cohesion.

The participation rate is another indicator - defined as the percentage of the population in the labour force, it applies to all people over 15, and tends to peak among people in their 30s, while being lower for age groups with a lot of students, retirees, and where one partner has child care responsibilities. A high participation rate may indicate a place people settle to be near employment, while a low one for a particular age group could indicate many retirees or discouraged job seekers.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People aged 12 to 25 years

Employment status
City of Knox - 12 to 25 years20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Employed14,05090.488.614,75391.689.5-703
Employed full-time6,64142.741.47,32345.543.7-682
Employed part-time6,50441.841.16,41739.839.3+87
Employed, away from work4272.73.13942.42.8+33
Employed, hours not stated4783.13.06193.83.8-141
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,4929.611.41,3518.410.5+141
Looking for full-time work6354.15.16574.15.3-22
Looking for part-time work8575.56.36944.35.1+163

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

Labour force status
City of Knox - 12 to 25 years20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)15,54267.361.316,10468.862.1-562
Not in the labour force7,02330.433.96,57428.132.3+449
Labour force status not stated5222.34.87143.15.6-192

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, Victoria: 88.6% Employed full-time, Victoria: 41.4% Employed part-time, Victoria: 41.1% Employed, away from work, Victoria: 3.1% Employed, hours not stated, Victoria: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Victoria: 11.4% Looking for full-time work, Victoria: 5.1% Looking for part-time work, Victoria: 6.3% Employed, City of Knox: 90.4% Employed full-time, City of Knox: 42.7% Employed part-time, City of Knox: 41.8% Employed, away from work, City of Knox: 2.7% Employed, hours not stated, City of Knox: 3.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: 9.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: 4.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: 5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, City of Knox: -703 Employed full-time, City of Knox: -682 Employed part-time, City of Knox: +87 Employed, away from work, City of Knox: +33 Employed, hours not stated, City of Knox: -141 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: +141 Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: -22 Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: +163
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Knox's labour force aged 12 to 25 years in 2011 was 15,542 persons, of which 6,504 were employed part-time and 6,641 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of people aged 12 to 25 years (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 90.4% of the labour force aged 12 to 25 years was employed (60.9% of the population aged 15+), and 9.6% unemployed (6.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.6% and 11.4% respectively for Victoria.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 aged 12 to 25 years in the City of Knox in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (67.3%) compared with Victoria (61.3%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 12 to 25 years employed in the City of Knox showed a decrease of 703 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 141 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 562 persons, or 3.5%.