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Ferntree Gully

Employment status

13,329 people living in Ferntree Gully in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Employed
13,32994.594.413,58595.495.4-256
Employed full-time
8,26858.658.48,71661.260.8-448
Employed part-time
4,84634.434.54,51831.732.6+328
Hours worked not stated
2131.51.53502.52.0-137
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7745.55.66594.64.6+116
Looking for full-time work
4042.92.93832.72.5+20
Looking for part-time work
3702.62.72751.92.1+95

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

Labour force status
Ferntree Gully - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)14,10465.064.514,24467.066.8-141
Not in the labour force
6,75031.131.46,43830.330.1+313
Labour force status not stated
8904.14.15772.73.1+313

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, City of Knox: 94.4% Employed full-time, City of Knox: 58.4% Employed part-time, City of Knox: 34.5% Hours worked not stated, City of Knox: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: 2.7% Employed, Ferntree Gully: 94.5% Employed full-time, Ferntree Gully: 58.6% Employed part-time, Ferntree Gully: 34.4% Hours worked not stated, Ferntree Gully: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Ferntree Gully: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Ferntree Gully: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Ferntree Gully: 2.6%
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, Ferntree Gully: -256 Employed full-time, Ferntree Gully: -448 Employed part-time, Ferntree Gully: +328 Hours worked not stated, Ferntree Gully: -137 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Ferntree Gully: +116 Looking for full-time work, Ferntree Gully: +20 Looking for part-time work, Ferntree Gully: +95
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 Ferntree Gully's labour force in 2016 was 14,104, of which 4,846 were employed part-time and 8,268 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Ferntree Gully in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.5% of the labour force was employed (61.4% of the population aged 15+), and 5.5% unemployed (3.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.4% and 5.6% respectively for the City of Knox.

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 Ferntree Gully in 2016 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (65.0%) compared with the City of Knox (64.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Ferntree Gully showed a decrease of 256, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 115. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 140 or 1.0%.

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