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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Employment status

15,102 people living in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Employed
15,10296.495.414,66195.895.8+441
Employed full-time
9,40960.160.89,24460.461.6+165
Employed part-time
5,37734.332.65,01132.731.5+366
Hours worked not stated
3202.02.04032.62.6-83
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5653.64.66454.24.2-80
Looking for full-time work
3252.12.54112.72.4-86
Looking for part-time work
2381.52.12321.51.8+6

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

Labour force status
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)15,66765.966.815,30566.667.5+362
Not in the labour force
7,08329.830.16,84429.828.9+239
Labour force status not stated
1,0124.33.18383.63.6+175

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, City of Knox: 95.4% Employed full-time, City of Knox: 60.8% Employed part-time, City of Knox: 32.6% Hours worked not stated, City of Knox: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Knox: 4.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Knox: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, City of Knox: 2.1% Employed, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 96.4% Employed full-time, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 60.1% Employed part-time, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 34.3% Hours worked not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.6% Looking for full-time work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.1% Looking for part-time work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.5%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +441 Employed full-time, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +165 Employed part-time, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +366 Hours worked not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -83 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -80 Looking for full-time work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -86 Looking for part-time work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +6
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area's labour force in 2011 was 15,667, of which 5,377 were employed part-time and 9,409 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.4% of the labour force was employed (63.6% of the population aged 15+), and 3.6% unemployed (2.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.4% and 4.6% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (65.9%) compared with the City of Knox (66.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area showed an increase of 441, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 80. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 362 or 2.4%.