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12,503 people living in Doncaster East in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full-time and 35% part-time.

Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Employed
12,50394.395.312,55995.095.8-56
Employed full-time
7,87459.458.27,72558.458.9+149
Employed part-time
4,41233.335.14,46833.834.2-56
Hours worked not stated
2171.62.03672.82.7-150
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7545.74.76595.04.2+95
Looking for full-time work
4283.22.53522.72.3+76
Looking for part-time work
3262.52.23082.32.0+18

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

Labour force status
Doncaster East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)13,25759.360.013,21860.560.4+39
Not in the labour force
8,44037.736.47,74035.435.2+699
Labour force status not stated
6773.03.68894.14.4-212

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 Manningham: 95.3% Employed full-time, City of Manningham: 58.2% Employed part-time, City of Manningham: 35.1% Hours worked not stated, City of Manningham: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Manningham: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Manningham: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, City of Manningham: 2.2% Employed, Doncaster East: 94.3% Employed full-time, Doncaster East: 59.4% Employed part-time, Doncaster East: 33.3% Hours worked not stated, Doncaster East: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Doncaster East: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Doncaster East: 3.2% Looking for part-time work, Doncaster East: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Doncaster East: -56 Employed full-time, Doncaster East: +149 Employed part-time, Doncaster East: -56 Hours worked not stated, Doncaster East: -150 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Doncaster East: +95 Looking for full-time work, Doncaster East: +76 Looking for part-time work, Doncaster East: +18
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 Doncaster East's labour force in 2011 was 13,257, of which 4,412 were employed part-time and 7,874 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.3% of the labour force was employed (55.9% of the population aged 15+), and 5.7% unemployed (3.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.3% and 4.7% respectively for City of Manningham.

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 Doncaster East in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (59.3%) compared with City of Manningham (60.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Doncaster East showed a decrease of 56, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 95. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 39 or 0.3%.