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2,929 people living in Brookfield in 2011 were employed, of which 66% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Brookfield'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
Brookfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Employed
2,92994.394.01,61595.094.1+1,314
Employed full-time
1,94162.562.71,06762.863.9+874
Employed part-time
90529.128.648628.626.9+419
Hours worked not stated
832.72.6613.63.3+22
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1785.76.0844.95.9+94
Looking for full-time work
1153.73.7492.93.8+66
Looking for part-time work
632.02.3362.12.1+27

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

Labour force status
Brookfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)3,10765.665.91,69967.966.3+1,408
Not in the labour force
1,38729.329.369927.928.3+688
Labour force status not stated
2445.14.81044.25.4+140

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 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% Employed, Brookfield: 94.3% Employed full-time, Brookfield: 62.5% Employed part-time, Brookfield: 29.1% Hours worked not stated, Brookfield: 2.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brookfield: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Brookfield: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, Brookfield: 2.0%
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, Brookfield: +1,314 Employed full-time, Brookfield: +874 Employed part-time, Brookfield: +419 Hours worked not stated, Brookfield: +22 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brookfield: +94 Looking for full-time work, Brookfield: +66 Looking for part-time work, Brookfield: +27
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 Brookfield's labour force in 2011 was 3,107, of which 905 were employed part-time and 1,941 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brookfield in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.3% of the labour force was employed (61.8% of the population aged 15+), and 5.7% unemployed (3.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.0% and 6.0% respectively for the City of Melton.

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 Brookfield in 2011 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (65.6%) compared with the City of Melton (65.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Brookfield showed an increase of 1,314, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 94. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,408 or 82.9%.