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Caroline Springs

Employment status

11,329 people living in Caroline Springs in 2016 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 33% 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 - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Employed
11,32992.992.410,11993.594.0+1,209
Employed full-time
7,40860.859.47,05965.262.7+348
Employed part-time
3,69230.331.02,77825.728.6+913
Hours worked not stated
2291.92.02802.62.6-52
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)8607.17.67006.56.0+159
Looking for full-time work
4423.64.44304.03.7+11
Looking for part-time work
4183.43.22702.52.3+148

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Caroline Springs - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)12,18969.063.610,82074.065.9+1,369
Not in the labour force
4,49425.430.63,29222.529.3+1,201
Labour force status not stated
1,0175.85.85003.44.8+516

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, City of Melton: 92.4% Employed full-time, City of Melton: 59.4% Employed part-time, City of Melton: 31.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Melton: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: 7.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: 3.2% Employed, Caroline Springs: 92.9% Employed full-time, Caroline Springs: 60.8% Employed part-time, Caroline Springs: 30.3% Hours worked not stated, Caroline Springs: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Caroline Springs: 7.1% Looking for full-time work, Caroline Springs: 3.6% Looking for part-time work, Caroline Springs: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Caroline Springs: +1,209 Employed full-time, Caroline Springs: +348 Employed part-time, Caroline Springs: +913 Hours worked not stated, Caroline Springs: -52 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Caroline Springs: +159 Looking for full-time work, Caroline Springs: +11 Looking for part-time work, Caroline Springs: +148
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 was 12,189, of which 3,692 were employed part-time and 7,408 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Caroline Springs in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.9% of the labour force was employed (64.1% of the population aged 15+), and 7.1% unemployed (4.9% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.4% and 7.6% respectively for 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 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (69.0%) compared with City of Melton (63.6%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Caroline Springs showed an increase of 1,210, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 160. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,369 or 12.7%.

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