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3,518 people living in Melton South in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full-time and 33% part-time.

Melton South'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
Melton South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,51888.694.03,71992.194.1-201
Employed full-time
2,23356.362.72,42159.963.9-188
Employed part-time
1,15329.128.61,17329.026.9-20
Hours worked not stated
1323.32.61253.13.3+7
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)45111.46.03217.95.9+130
Looking for full-time work
2997.53.72045.03.8+95
Looking for part-time work
1523.82.31162.92.1+36

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

Labour force status
Melton South - (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)3,96955.565.94,04058.866.3-71
Not in the labour force
2,64537.029.32,35934.328.3+286
Labour force status not stated
5437.64.84756.95.4+68

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, Melton South: 88.6% Employed full-time, Melton South: 56.3% Employed part-time, Melton South: 29.1% Hours worked not stated, Melton South: 3.3% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Melton South: 11.4% Looking for full-time work, Melton South: 7.5% Looking for part-time work, Melton South: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Melton South: -201 Employed full-time, Melton South: -188 Employed part-time, Melton South: -20 Hours worked not stated, Melton South: +7 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Melton South: +130 Looking for full-time work, Melton South: +95 Looking for part-time work, Melton South: +36
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 Melton South's labour force in 2011 was 3,969, of which 1,153 were employed part-time and 2,233 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Melton South in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.6% of the labour force was employed (49.2% of the population aged 15+), and 11.4% unemployed (6.3% 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 Melton South in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (55.5%) compared with the City of Melton (65.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Melton South showed a decrease of 201, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 130. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 71 or 1.8%.