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City of Monash

Employment status

80,375 people living in the City of Monash in 2016 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

The City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Employed
80,37592.093.278,33193.894.5+2,044
Employed full-time
48,52555.658.048,42758.060.1+98
Employed part-time
30,37234.833.528,21333.832.3+2,159
Hours worked not stated
1,4781.71.81,6912.02.1-213
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)6,9508.06.85,1776.25.5+1,773
Looking for full-time work
2,9653.43.52,5293.03.1+436
Looking for part-time work
3,9854.63.32,6483.22.4+1,337

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

Labour force status
City of Monash - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)87,32556.861.983,50858.462.5+3,817
Not in the labour force
59,06638.432.253,29637.332.2+5,770
Labour force status not stated
7,3214.85.96,1344.35.3+1,187

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, Greater Melbourne: 93.2% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 58.0% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% 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%
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, City of Monash: +2,044 Employed full-time, City of Monash: +98 Employed part-time, City of Monash: +2,159 Hours worked not stated, City of Monash: -213 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Monash: +1,773 Looking for full-time work, City of Monash: +436 Looking for part-time work, City of Monash: +1,337
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 the City of Monash's labour force in 2016 was 87,325, of which 30,372 were employed part-time and 48,525 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.0% of the labour force was employed (52.3% of the population aged 15+), and 8.0% unemployed (4.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.2% and 6.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 the City of Monash in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.8%) compared with Greater Melbourne (61.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the City of Monash showed an increase of 2,044, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 1,773. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,817 or 4.6%.

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