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3,802 people living in Chadstone in 2011 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Chadstone'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
Chadstone - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,80292.893.83,47592.794.4+327
Employed full-time
2,34857.358.02,19058.459.4+158
Employed part-time
1,36333.333.81,19031.832.6+173
Hours worked not stated
912.22.0952.52.4-4
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2957.26.22727.35.6+23
Looking for full-time work
1453.53.01133.02.8+32
Looking for part-time work
1503.73.21594.22.8-9

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

Labour force status
Chadstone - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)4,09760.958.43,74759.658.1+350
Not in the labour force
2,22033.037.32,18534.736.4+35
Labour force status not stated
4086.14.33605.75.6+48

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 Monash: 93.8% Employed full-time, City of Monash: 58.0% Employed part-time, City of Monash: 33.8% Hours worked not stated, City of Monash: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Monash: 6.2% Looking for full-time work, City of Monash: 3.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Monash: 3.2% Employed, Chadstone: 92.8% Employed full-time, Chadstone: 57.3% Employed part-time, Chadstone: 33.3% Hours worked not stated, Chadstone: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Chadstone: 7.2% Looking for full-time work, Chadstone: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Chadstone: 3.7%
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, Chadstone: +327 Employed full-time, Chadstone: +158 Employed part-time, Chadstone: +173 Hours worked not stated, Chadstone: -4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Chadstone: +23 Looking for full-time work, Chadstone: +32 Looking for part-time work, Chadstone: -9
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 Chadstone's labour force in 2011 was 4,097, of which 1,363 were employed part-time and 2,348 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Chadstone in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.8% of the labour force was employed (56.5% of the population aged 15+), and 7.2% unemployed (4.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for City of Monash.

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 Chadstone in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with City of Monash (58.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Chadstone showed an increase of 327, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 23. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 350 or 9.3%.