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Wheelers Hill

Employment status

8,759 people living in Wheelers Hill in 2016 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Employed
8,75994.392.09,35596.093.8-596
Employed full-time
5,26856.755.65,70958.658.0-441
Employed part-time
3,38636.534.83,43135.233.8-45
Hours worked not stated
1051.11.72152.22.0-110
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5285.78.03904.06.2+138
Looking for full-time work
2282.53.42032.13.0+25
Looking for part-time work
3003.24.61871.93.2+113

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

Labour force status
Wheelers Hill - 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)9,28755.756.89,74560.158.4-458
Not in the labour force
6,75040.538.46,05937.437.3+691
Labour force status not stated
5833.54.83992.54.3+184

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, Wheelers Hill: 94.3% Employed full-time, Wheelers Hill: 56.7% Employed part-time, Wheelers Hill: 36.5% Hours worked not stated, Wheelers Hill: 1.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Wheelers Hill: 5.7% Looking for full-time work, Wheelers Hill: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, Wheelers Hill: 3.2%
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, Wheelers Hill: -596 Employed full-time, Wheelers Hill: -441 Employed part-time, Wheelers Hill: -45 Hours worked not stated, Wheelers Hill: -110 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Wheelers Hill: +138 Looking for full-time work, Wheelers Hill: +25 Looking for part-time work, Wheelers Hill: +113
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 Wheelers Hill's labour force in 2016 was 9,287, of which 3,386 were employed part-time and 5,268 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Wheelers Hill in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.3% of the labour force was employed (52.6% of the population aged 15+), and 5.7% unemployed (3.2% 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 Wheelers Hill 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 Wheelers Hill showed a decrease of 596, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 138. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 458 or 4.7%.

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