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1,205 people living in St Marys in 2011 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

St Marys'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
St Marys - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,20588.895.61,08794.596.2+118
Employed full-time
73954.554.963855.557.1+101
Employed part-time
45933.839.341636.236.9+43
Hours worked not stated
70.51.4332.92.1-26
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)15211.24.4635.53.8+89
Looking for full-time work
775.72.0453.91.8+32
Looking for part-time work
755.52.4181.62.0+57

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

Labour force status
St Marys - (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)1,35761.062.91,15054.362.0+207
Not in the labour force
79135.634.282038.734.5-29
Labour force status not stated
753.42.91497.03.5-74

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, St Marys: 88.8% Employed full-time, St Marys: 54.5% Employed part-time, St Marys: 33.8% Hours worked not stated, St Marys: 0.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), St Marys: 11.2% Looking for full-time work, St Marys: 5.7% Looking for part-time work, St Marys: 5.5%
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, St Marys: +118 Employed full-time, St Marys: +101 Employed part-time, St Marys: +43 Hours worked not stated, St Marys: -26 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), St Marys: +89 Looking for full-time work, St Marys: +32 Looking for part-time work, St Marys: +57
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 St Marys's labour force in 2011 was 1,357, of which 459 were employed part-time and 739 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in St Marys in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 88.8% of the labour force was employed (54.2% of the population aged 15+), and 11.2% unemployed (6.8% 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 St Marys in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.0%) compared with the City of Mitcham (62.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in St Marys showed an increase of 118, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 89. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 207 or 18.0%.