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Glen Waverley

Employment status

17,234 people living in Glen Waverley in 2016 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Employed
17,23492.292.017,52594.193.8-291
Employed full-time
10,38355.655.610,95558.858.0-572
Employed part-time
6,55035.134.86,21733.433.8+333
Hours worked not stated
3011.61.73531.92.0-52
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,4527.88.01,1065.96.2+346
Looking for full-time work
6633.53.45202.83.0+143
Looking for part-time work
7894.24.65863.13.2+203

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Glen Waverley - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)18,68655.756.818,63156.558.4+55
Not in the labour force
13,61540.638.413,03239.537.3+583
Labour force status not stated
1,1843.54.81,2883.94.3-104

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, City of Monash: 92.0% Employed full-time, City of Monash: 55.6% Employed part-time, City of Monash: 34.8% Hours worked not stated, City of Monash: 1.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Monash: 8.0% Looking for full-time work, City of Monash: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Monash: 4.6% Employed, Glen Waverley: 92.2% Employed full-time, Glen Waverley: 55.6% Employed part-time, Glen Waverley: 35.1% Hours worked not stated, Glen Waverley: 1.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Glen Waverley: 7.8% Looking for full-time work, Glen Waverley: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Glen Waverley: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Glen Waverley: -291 Employed full-time, Glen Waverley: -572 Employed part-time, Glen Waverley: +333 Hours worked not stated, Glen Waverley: -52 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Glen Waverley: +346 Looking for full-time work, Glen Waverley: +143 Looking for part-time work, Glen Waverley: +203
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Glen Waverley's labour force in 2016 was 18,686, of which 6,550 were employed part-time and 10,383 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.2% of the labour force was employed (51.4% of the population aged 15+), and 7.8% unemployed (4.3% of the population aged 15+), compared with 92.0% and 8.0% 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 Glen Waverley in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (55.7%) compared with City of Monash (56.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Glen Waverley showed a decrease of 291, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 346. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 55 or 0.3%.

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