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8,656 people living in Mulgrave in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Mulgrave'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
Mulgrave - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Employed
8,65695.393.87,88795.194.4+769
Employed full-time
5,59761.658.05,20762.859.4+390
Employed part-time
2,78830.733.82,43829.432.6+350
Hours worked not stated
2713.02.02422.92.4+29
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)4234.76.24064.95.6+17
Looking for full-time work
2182.43.02563.12.8-38
Looking for part-time work
2052.33.21501.82.8+55

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

Labour force status
Mulgrave - (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)9,07961.558.48,29360.558.1+786
Not in the labour force
5,08034.437.34,40132.136.4+679
Labour force status not stated
6044.14.31,0037.35.6-399

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, Mulgrave: 95.3% Employed full-time, Mulgrave: 61.6% Employed part-time, Mulgrave: 30.7% Hours worked not stated, Mulgrave: 3.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mulgrave: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, Mulgrave: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Mulgrave: 2.3%
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, Mulgrave: +769 Employed full-time, Mulgrave: +390 Employed part-time, Mulgrave: +350 Hours worked not stated, Mulgrave: +29 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mulgrave: +17 Looking for full-time work, Mulgrave: -38 Looking for part-time work, Mulgrave: +55
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 Mulgrave's labour force in 2011 was 9,079, of which 2,788 were employed part-time and 5,597 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Mulgrave in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.3% of the labour force was employed (58.6% of the population aged 15+), and 4.7% unemployed (2.9% 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 Mulgrave in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (61.5%) compared with City of Monash (58.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Mulgrave showed an increase of 769, 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 786 or 9.5%.