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Oakleigh South

Employment status

2,427 people living in Oakleigh South in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

Oakleigh South'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
Oakleigh South - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Employed
2,42794.492.02,31194.293.8+116
Employed full-time
1,49558.155.61,43858.658.0+57
Employed part-time
88534.434.878632.033.8+99
Hours worked not stated
471.81.7873.52.0-40
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1445.68.01425.86.2+2
Looking for full-time work
752.93.4833.43.0-8
Looking for part-time work
692.74.6592.43.2+10

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

Labour force status
Oakleigh South - 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)2,57160.956.82,45359.658.4+118
Not in the labour force
1,42333.738.41,44535.137.3-22
Labour force status not stated
2185.24.82205.34.3-2

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, Oakleigh South: 94.4% Employed full-time, Oakleigh South: 58.1% Employed part-time, Oakleigh South: 34.4% Hours worked not stated, Oakleigh South: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Oakleigh South: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, Oakleigh South: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Oakleigh South: 2.7%
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, Oakleigh South: +116 Employed full-time, Oakleigh South: +57 Employed part-time, Oakleigh South: +99 Hours worked not stated, Oakleigh South: -40 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Oakleigh South: +2 Looking for full-time work, Oakleigh South: -8 Looking for part-time work, Oakleigh South: +10
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 Oakleigh South's labour force in 2016 was 2,571, of which 885 were employed part-time and 1,495 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Oakleigh South in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.4% of the labour force was employed (57.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.6% unemployed (3.4% 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 Oakleigh South in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (60.9%) compared with City of Monash (56.8%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Oakleigh South showed an increase of 116, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 2. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 118 or 4.8%.

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