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5,869 people living in Donvale in 2016 were employed, of which 58% worked full-time and 40% 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 - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Employed
5,86995.293.96,22397.395.3-354
Employed full-time
3,43255.755.73,72758.358.2-296
Employed part-time
2,36738.436.52,37537.135.1-8
Hours worked not stated
691.11.71201.92.0-50
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2954.86.11732.74.7+121
Looking for full-time work
1202.02.9921.42.5+28
Looking for part-time work
1742.83.3811.32.2+93

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

Labour force status
Donvale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)6,16458.457.76,39763.060.0-233
Not in the labour force
3,93237.238.13,46734.236.4+465
Labour force status not stated
4484.24.22822.83.6+165

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 Manningham: 93.9% Employed full-time, City of Manningham: 55.7% Employed part-time, City of Manningham: 36.5% Hours worked not stated, City of Manningham: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Manningham: 6.1% Looking for full-time work, City of Manningham: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, City of Manningham: 3.3% Employed, Donvale: 95.2% Employed full-time, Donvale: 55.7% Employed part-time, Donvale: 38.4% Hours worked not stated, Donvale: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Donvale: 4.8% Looking for full-time work, Donvale: 2.0% Looking for part-time work, Donvale: 2.8%
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, Donvale: -354 Employed full-time, Donvale: -296 Employed part-time, Donvale: -8 Hours worked not stated, Donvale: -50 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Donvale: +121 Looking for full-time work, Donvale: +28 Looking for part-time work, Donvale: +93
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 Donvale's labour force in 2016 was 6,164, of which 2,367 were employed part-time and 3,432 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Donvale in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.2% of the labour force was employed (55.6% of the population aged 15+), and 4.8% unemployed (2.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.9% and 6.1% 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 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (58.4%) compared with City of Manningham (57.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Donvale showed a decrease of 354, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 122. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 233 or 3.6%.

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