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50,936 people living in the City of Melton in 2011 were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 30% 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 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
City of Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
50,93694.094.537,09594.194.7+13,841
Employed full-time
34,01562.760.125,18963.961.0+8,826
Employed part-time
15,51928.632.310,59926.931.0+4,920
Hours worked not stated
1,4022.62.11,3073.32.7+95
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)3,2756.05.52,3335.95.3+942
Looking for full-time work
2,0203.73.11,4893.83.2+531
Looking for part-time work
1,2552.32.48442.12.1+411

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)54,21165.962.539,42866.361.2+14,783
Not in the labour force
24,12129.332.216,85528.332.4+7,266
Labour force status not stated
3,9274.85.33,2155.46.5+712

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: 94.5% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 60.1% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Employed, City of Melton: 94.0% Employed full-time, City of Melton: 62.7% Employed part-time, City of Melton: 28.6% Hours worked not stated, City of Melton: 2.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: 6.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: 2.3%
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: +13,841 Employed full-time, City of Melton: +8,826 Employed part-time, City of Melton: +4,920 Hours worked not stated, City of Melton: +95 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: +942 Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: +531 Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: +411
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 in 2011 was 54,211, of which 15,519 were employed part-time and 34,015 were full time workers.

Analysis of the 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, 94.0% of the labour force was employed (61.9% of the population aged 15+), and 6.0% unemployed (4.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.5% and 5.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 the City of Melton in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (65.9%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Melton showed an increase of 13,841, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 942. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 14,783 or 37.5%.