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6,223 people living in Donvale in 2011 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

Donvale'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
Donvale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,22397.395.36,01396.095.8+210
Employed full-time
3,72758.358.23,69759.058.9+30
Employed part-time
2,37637.135.12,18434.934.2+192
Hours worked not stated
1201.92.01302.12.7-10
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1742.74.72514.04.2-77
Looking for full-time work
921.42.51382.22.3-46
Looking for part-time work
821.32.21111.82.0-29

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

Labour force status
Donvale - (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)6,39763.060.06,26262.860.4+135
Not in the labour force
3,46734.236.43,20332.135.2+264
Labour force status not stated
2832.83.65065.14.4-224

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, Donvale: 97.3% Employed full-time, Donvale: 58.3% Employed part-time, Donvale: 37.1% Hours worked not stated, Donvale: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Donvale: 2.7% Looking for full-time work, Donvale: 1.4% Looking for part-time work, Donvale: 1.3%
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, Donvale: +210 Employed full-time, Donvale: +30 Employed part-time, Donvale: +192 Hours worked not stated, Donvale: -10 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Donvale: -77 Looking for full-time work, Donvale: -46 Looking for part-time work, Donvale: -29
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 Donvale's labour force in 2011 was 6,397, of which 2,376 were employed part-time and 3,727 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Donvale in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 97.3% of the labour force was employed (61.3% of the population aged 15+), and 2.7% unemployed (1.7% 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 Donvale in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (63.0%) compared with City of Manningham (60.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Donvale showed an increase of 210, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 77. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 135 or 2.2%.