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16,252 people living in Koonung Ward in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full-time and 35% part-time.

Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Employed
16,25295.095.315,99394.895.8+259
Employed full-time
10,16959.458.210,08159.858.9+88
Employed part-time
5,73533.535.15,43132.234.2+304
Hours worked not stated
3482.02.04812.92.7-133
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)8645.04.78765.24.2-12
Looking for full-time work
5032.92.54532.72.3+50
Looking for part-time work
3612.12.24232.52.0-62

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

Labour force status
Koonung Ward - (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)17,11654.860.016,86955.760.4+247
Not in the labour force
12,93041.436.411,91439.435.2+1,016
Labour force status not stated
1,1803.83.61,4844.94.4-304

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, Koonung Ward: 95.0% Employed full-time, Koonung Ward: 59.4% Employed part-time, Koonung Ward: 33.5% Hours worked not stated, Koonung Ward: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Koonung Ward: 5.0% Looking for full-time work, Koonung Ward: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Koonung Ward: 2.1%
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, Koonung Ward: +259 Employed full-time, Koonung Ward: +88 Employed part-time, Koonung Ward: +304 Hours worked not stated, Koonung Ward: -133 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Koonung Ward: -12 Looking for full-time work, Koonung Ward: +50 Looking for part-time work, Koonung Ward: -62
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 Koonung Ward's labour force in 2011 was 17,116, of which 5,735 were employed part-time and 10,169 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Koonung Ward in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.0% of the labour force was employed (52.0% of the population aged 15+), and 5.0% unemployed (2.8% 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 Koonung Ward in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (54.8%) compared with City of Manningham (60.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Koonung Ward showed an increase of 259, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 12. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 247 or 1.5%.