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Non-English speakers - Employment status

In 2011, 15,863 non-English speakers who were living in the City of Melton were employed, of which 67.1% were working full time and 26.1% part time.

For the non-English speaking population, being able to find work and participate in the local economy is a very important step to settling into Australia. High employment can indicate an engaged migrant community, or perhaps a large contingent on work-sponsored visas. A high level of unemployment or low participation rate (the percentage of the population in the labour force) can indicate a community of recent migrants with difficulties adjusting to economic life in Australia, and perhaps with a reliance on government benefits.

Differences in employment status for the local non-English speaking population may be related to the age and length of time that population has been in Australia, proportion of second-generation migrants, as well as qualification levels.

Employment data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Qualification data for the recent arrivals.

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

People speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Employment status
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Employed15,86393.492.19,56893.391.5+6,295
Employed full-time10,64662.758.76,56364.059.4+4,083
Employed part-time4,14224.427.72,24221.925.7+1,900
Employed, away from work5573.33.03543.52.8+203
Employed, hours not stated5183.02.84094.03.5+109
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,1286.67.96846.78.5+444
Looking for full-time work6744.04.44434.35.0+231
Looking for part-time work4542.73.52412.43.5+213

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

Labour force status
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)16,99166.457.710,25265.855.1+6,739
Not in the labour force8,18632.040.55,00732.142.7+3,179
Labour force status not stated4041.61.83182.02.3+86

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, Greater Melbourne: 92.1% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 58.7% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 27.7% Employed, away from work, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Employed, hours not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Employed, City of Melton: 93.4% Employed full-time, City of Melton: 62.7% Employed part-time, City of Melton: 24.4% Employed, away from work, City of Melton: 3.3% Employed, hours not stated, City of Melton: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: 6.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, City of Melton: +6,295 Employed full-time, City of Melton: +4,083 Employed part-time, City of Melton: +1,900 Employed, away from work, City of Melton: +203 Employed, hours not stated, City of Melton: +109 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Melton: +444 Looking for full-time work, City of Melton: +231 Looking for part-time work, City of Melton: +213
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of the City of Melton's non-English speaking labour force in 2011 was 16,991 persons, of which 4,142 were employed part-time and 10,646 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.4% of the non-English speaking labour force was employed (62.0% of the population aged 15+), and 6.6% unemployed (4.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.1% and 7.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 non-English speaking labour force participation rate of the population in the City of Melton in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.4%) compared with Greater Melbourne (57.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of non-English speaking population employed in the City of Melton showed an increase of 6,295 people and the number unemployed showed an increase of 444 people. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 6,739 people, or 65.7%.