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Need for assistance - Employment status

In 2011, 327 people who needed assistance in the City of Melton were employed, of which 34.6% were working full time and 46.2% part time.

The City of Melton'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 for those with a need for assistance due to age or disability can provide insight into the participation of those with a disability in the labour market, the likely need for social support services, and the success of employment programs.

To continue building the story of the population with a need for assistance in City of Melton, employment status should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification datasets.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People with a need for assistance aged 15 years and over.

Employment status
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Employed32783.086.920084.086.8+127
Employed full-time11328.727.94518.929.5+68
Employed part-time15138.344.510142.442.3+50
Employed, away from work4812.210.73615.110.6+12
Employed, hours not stated153.83.8187.64.4-3
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)6717.013.13816.013.2+29
Looking for full-time work287.15.1166.76.3+12
Looking for part-time work399.98.1229.26.9+17

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

Labour force status
City of Melton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)39410.17.223810.37.0+156
Not in the labour force3,42787.988.01,95584.586.8+1,472
Labour force status not stated772.04.91205.26.3-43

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, Greater Melbourne: 86.9% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 27.9% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 44.5% Employed, away from work, Greater Melbourne: 10.7% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 13.1% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Employed, City of Melton: 83.0% Employed full-time, City of Melton: 28.7% Employed part-time, City of Melton: 38.3% Employed, away from work, City of Melton: 12.2% Employed, hours not stated, City of Melton: 3.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: 17.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: 7.1% Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: 9.9%
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.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, City of Melton: +127 Employed full-time, City of Melton: +68 Employed part-time, City of Melton: +50 Employed, away from work, City of Melton: +12 Employed, hours not stated, City of Melton: -3 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: +29 Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: +12 Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: +17
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 the City of Melton's labour force needing assistance in 2011 was 394, of which 151 were employed part-time and 113 were full time workers.

Analysis of the people employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 83.0% of the labour force needing assistance was employed (8.4% of the people population aged 15+), and 17.0% unemployed (1.7% of the people population aged 15+), compared with 86.9% and 13.1% 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 population needing assistance in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (10.1%) compared with Greater Melbourne (7.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people needing assistance employed in the City of Melton showed an increase of 127, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 29. In the same period, the number of people needing assistance in the labour force showed an increase of 156 or 65.5%.