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1,051 people living in Lower Mitcham in 2011 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 43% part-time.

Lower Mitcham'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
Lower Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,05196.395.61,01297.896.2+39
Employed full-time
59554.554.963361.257.1-38
Employed part-time
45641.839.335634.436.9+100
Hours worked not stated
00.01.4232.22.1-23
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)403.74.4232.23.8+17
Looking for full-time work
121.12.060.61.8+6
Looking for part-time work
282.62.4171.62.0+11

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

Labour force status
Lower Mitcham - (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)1,09164.962.91,03463.062.0+57
Not in the labour force
54432.334.256834.634.5-24
Labour force status not stated
472.82.9382.33.5+9

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, Lower Mitcham: 96.3% Employed full-time, Lower Mitcham: 54.5% Employed part-time, Lower Mitcham: 41.8% Hours worked not stated, Lower Mitcham: 0.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Lower Mitcham: 3.7% Looking for full-time work, Lower Mitcham: 1.1% Looking for part-time work, Lower Mitcham: 2.6%
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, Lower Mitcham: +39 Employed full-time, Lower Mitcham: -38 Employed part-time, Lower Mitcham: +100 Hours worked not stated, Lower Mitcham: -23 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Lower Mitcham: +17 Looking for full-time work, Lower Mitcham: +6 Looking for part-time work, Lower Mitcham: +11
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 Lower Mitcham's labour force in 2011 was 1,091, of which 456 were employed part-time and 595 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Lower Mitcham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.3% of the labour force was employed (62.5% of the population aged 15+), and 3.7% unemployed (2.4% 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 Lower Mitcham in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (64.9%) compared with the City of Mitcham (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Lower Mitcham showed an increase of 39, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 17. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 57 or 5.5%.