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Melton Township

Employment status

20,539 people living in Melton Township in 2011 were employed, of which 66% worked full-time and 31% part-time.

Melton Township'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 Township - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Employed
20,53992.094.016,66093.294.1+3,879
Employed full-time
13,46460.362.711,00461.663.9+2,460
Employed part-time
6,42128.828.65,09228.526.9+1,329
Hours worked not stated
6552.92.65633.13.3+92
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,7928.06.01,2156.85.9+577
Looking for full-time work
1,1725.23.77884.43.8+384
Looking for part-time work
6202.82.34252.42.1+195

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 Township - (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)22,33262.165.917,87463.466.3+4,458
Not in the labour force
11,41431.729.38,74031.028.3+2,674
Labour force status not stated
2,2146.24.81,5875.65.4+627

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 Township: 92.0% Employed full-time, Melton Township: 60.3% Employed part-time, Melton Township: 28.8% Hours worked not stated, Melton Township: 2.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Melton Township: 8.0% Looking for full-time work, Melton Township: 5.2% Looking for part-time work, Melton Township: 2.8%
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, Melton Township: +3,879 Employed full-time, Melton Township: +2,460 Employed part-time, Melton Township: +1,329 Hours worked not stated, Melton Township: +92 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Melton Township: +577 Looking for full-time work, Melton Township: +384 Looking for part-time work, Melton Township: +195
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 Township's labour force in 2011 was 22,332, of which 6,421 were employed part-time and 13,464 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Melton Township in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.0% of the labour force was employed (57.1% of the population aged 15+), and 8.0% unemployed (5.0% 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 Township in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (62.1%) compared with the City of Melton (65.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Melton Township showed an increase of 3,879, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 577. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 4,458 or 24.9%.