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Need for assistance - Employment status

In 2011, 433 people who needed assistance in the City of Knox were employed, of which 32.6% were working full time and 56.4% part time.

The City of Knox'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 for those with a need for assistance due to age or disability can provide insight into the participation of those with a disability in the labour market, the likely need for social support services, and the success of employment programs.

To continue building the story of the population with a need for assistance in City of Knox, employment status should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification datasets.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance aged 15 years and over.

Employment status
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Employed43385.986.935388.586.8+80
Employed full-time14128.027.911428.629.5+27
Employed part-time24448.444.517844.642.3+66
Employed, away from work316.210.75213.010.6-21
Employed, hours not stated173.43.892.34.4+8
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)7114.113.14611.513.2+25
Looking for full-time work244.85.1276.86.3-3
Looking for part-time work479.38.1194.86.9+28

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 - Need for assistance20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)5049.07.23998.97.0+105
Not in the labour force4,77385.688.03,90686.786.8+867
Labour force status not stated3025.44.91994.46.3+103

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, Greater Melbourne: 86.9% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 27.9% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 44.5% Employed, away from work, Greater Melbourne: 10.7% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 13.1% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Employed, City of Knox: 85.9% Employed full-time, City of Knox: 28.0% Employed part-time, City of Knox: 48.4% Employed, away from work, City of Knox: 6.2% Employed, hours not stated, City of Knox: 3.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: 14.1% Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: 4.8% Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: 9.3%
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, City of Knox: +80 Employed full-time, City of Knox: +27 Employed part-time, City of Knox: +66 Employed, away from work, City of Knox: -21 Employed, hours not stated, City of Knox: +8 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: +25 Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: -3 Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: +28
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 the City of Knox's labour force needing assistance in 2011 was 504, of which 244 were employed part-time and 141 were full time workers.

Analysis of the people employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 85.9% of the labour force needing assistance was employed (7.8% of the people population aged 15+), and 14.1% unemployed (1.3% of the people population aged 15+), compared with 86.9% and 13.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 needing assistance in the City of Knox in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (9.0%) compared with Greater Melbourne (7.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people needing assistance employed in the City of Knox showed an increase of 80, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 25. In the same period, the number of people needing assistance in the labour force showed an increase of 105 or 26.3%.