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659 people living in Bedford Park in 2011 were employed, of which 44% worked full-time and 56% part-time.

Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Employed
65981.095.673486.096.2-75
Employed full-time
28935.554.934940.957.1-60
Employed part-time
37045.539.337644.136.9-6
Hours worked not stated
00.01.491.12.1-9
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)15519.04.411914.03.8+36
Looking for full-time work
273.32.0283.31.8-1
Looking for part-time work
12815.72.49110.72.0+37

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

Labour force status
Bedford Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)81448.962.985350.962.0-39
Not in the labour force
76245.734.276645.734.5-4
Labour force status not stated
905.42.9563.33.5+34

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 Mitcham: 95.6% Employed full-time, City of Mitcham: 54.9% Employed part-time, City of Mitcham: 39.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Mitcham: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, City of Mitcham: 2.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Employed, Bedford Park: 81.0% Employed full-time, Bedford Park: 35.5% Employed part-time, Bedford Park: 45.5% Hours worked not stated, Bedford Park: 0.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bedford Park: 19.0% Looking for full-time work, Bedford Park: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, Bedford Park: 15.7%
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, Bedford Park: -75 Employed full-time, Bedford Park: -60 Employed part-time, Bedford Park: -6 Hours worked not stated, Bedford Park: -9 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Bedford Park: +36 Looking for full-time work, Bedford Park: -1 Looking for part-time work, Bedford Park: +37
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 Bedford Park's labour force in 2011 was 814, of which 370 were employed part-time and 289 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Bedford Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 81.0% of the labour force was employed (39.6% of the population aged 15+), and 19.0% unemployed (9.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.6% and 4.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 Bedford Park in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (48.9%) compared with the City of Mitcham (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Bedford Park showed a decrease of 75, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 36. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 39 or 4.6%.