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985 people living in Diggers Rest in 2011 were employed, of which 64% worked full-time and 34% part-time.

Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Employed
98596.094.01,03394.994.1-48
Employed full-time
63561.962.768863.263.9-53
Employed part-time
33732.828.631428.826.9+23
Hours worked not stated
131.32.6312.83.3-18
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)414.06.0555.15.9-14
Looking for full-time work
302.93.7423.93.8-12
Looking for part-time work
111.12.3141.32.1-3

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

Labour force status
Diggers Rest - (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)1,02668.465.91,08964.566.3-63
Not in the labour force
44329.529.353031.428.3-87
Labour force status not stated
312.14.8684.05.4-37

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, Diggers Rest: 96.0% Employed full-time, Diggers Rest: 61.9% Employed part-time, Diggers Rest: 32.8% Hours worked not stated, Diggers Rest: 1.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Diggers Rest: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Diggers Rest: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Diggers Rest: 1.1%
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, Diggers Rest: -48 Employed full-time, Diggers Rest: -53 Employed part-time, Diggers Rest: +23 Hours worked not stated, Diggers Rest: -18 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Diggers Rest: -14 Looking for full-time work, Diggers Rest: -12 Looking for part-time work, Diggers Rest: -3
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 Diggers Rest's labour force in 2011 was 1,026, of which 337 were employed part-time and 635 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Diggers Rest in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (65.7% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (2.7% 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 Diggers Rest in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.4%) compared with the City of Melton (65.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Diggers Rest showed a decrease of 48, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 14. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 63 or 5.8%.