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Recent arrivals - Employment status

In 2011, 2,586 City of Melton residents who recently arrived from overseas were employed, of which 65.0% were working full time and 28.9% part time.

The City of Melton's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status.

For recent arrivals from overseas, being able to find work and participate in the local economy is a very important step to settling into Australia. High employment can indicate an engaged migrant community, or perhaps a large contingent on work-sponsored visas. A high level of unemployment or low participation rate (the percentage of the population in the labour force) can indicate a migrant community with difficulties adjusting to economic life in Australia, and perhaps with a reliance on government benefits.

Employment data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification data for the recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Employment status
City of Melton - Recent arrivals2011
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne
Employed2,58688.388.7
Employed full-time1,68257.453.2
Employed part-time74725.530.8
Employed, away from work772.62.5
Employed, hours not stated802.72.3
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)34311.711.3
Looking for full-time work1906.55.4
Looking for part-time work1535.25.9

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.

Labour force status
City of Melton - Recent arrivals2011
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total labour force (Participation rate)2,92969.764.8
Not in the labour force1,20828.834.0
Labour force status not stated641.51.2

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.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Greater Melbourne: 88.7% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 53.2% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 30.8% Employed, away from work, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Employed, City of Melton: 88.3% Employed full-time, City of Melton: 57.4% Employed part-time, City of Melton: 25.5% Employed, away from work, City of Melton: 2.6% Employed, hours not stated, City of Melton: 2.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: 11.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: 6.5% Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: 5.2%
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.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Melton's recent overseas arriving labour force in 2011 was 2,929 persons, of which 747 were employed part-time and 1,682 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status of the recent overseas arriving population (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.3% of the recent overseas arriving labour force was employed (61.6% of the population aged 15+), and 11.7% unemployed (8.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 88.7% and 11.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 recent overseas arriving population in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.7%) compared with Greater Melbourne (64.8%).