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Caroline Springs

Employment status

10,114 people living in Caroline Springs in 2011 were employed, of which 70% worked full-time and 27% part-time.

Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Employed
10,11493.594.06,16195.394.1+3,953
Employed full-time
7,05665.262.74,45168.863.9+2,605
Employed part-time
2,77825.728.61,54523.926.9+1,233
Hours worked not stated
2802.62.61682.63.3+112
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)7016.56.03064.75.9+395
Looking for full-time work
4314.03.71672.63.8+264
Looking for part-time work
2702.52.31372.12.1+133

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

Labour force status
Caroline Springs - (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)10,81574.065.96,46773.366.3+4,347
Not in the labour force
3,29022.529.31,85221.028.3+1,437
Labour force status not stated
5003.44.84995.75.4+2

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, Caroline Springs: 93.5% Employed full-time, Caroline Springs: 65.2% Employed part-time, Caroline Springs: 25.7% Hours worked not stated, Caroline Springs: 2.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Caroline Springs: 6.5% Looking for full-time work, Caroline Springs: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, Caroline Springs: 2.5%
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, Caroline Springs: +3,953 Employed full-time, Caroline Springs: +2,605 Employed part-time, Caroline Springs: +1,233 Hours worked not stated, Caroline Springs: +112 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Caroline Springs: +395 Looking for full-time work, Caroline Springs: +264 Looking for part-time work, Caroline Springs: +133
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 Caroline Springs's labour force in 2011 was 10,815, of which 2,778 were employed part-time and 7,056 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Caroline Springs 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, 93.5% of the labour force was employed (69.3% of the population aged 15+), and 6.5% unemployed (4.8% 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 Caroline Springs in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (74.0%) compared with the City of Melton (65.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Caroline Springs showed an increase of 3,953, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 395. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,348 or 67.2%.