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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Employment status

3,326 people living in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Employed
3,32695.695.32,90895.095.1+418
Employed full-time
2,14661.761.01,96964.362.0+177
Employed part-time
1,07030.832.387528.630.3+195
Hours worked not stated
1103.21.9642.12.8+46
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1534.44.71545.04.9-1
Looking for full-time work
1002.92.71053.43.0-5
Looking for part-time work
531.52.0491.61.9+4

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

Labour force status
Airport West - Essendon Fields - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)3,47958.862.53,06254.059.9+417
Not in the labour force
2,13736.131.92,18938.633.4-52
Labour force status not stated
2985.05.54187.46.6-120

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 Moonee Valley: 95.3% Employed full-time, City of Moonee Valley: 61.0% Employed part-time, City of Moonee Valley: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Moonee Valley: 4.7% Looking for full-time work, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Employed, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 95.6% Employed full-time, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 61.7% Employed part-time, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 30.8% Hours worked not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Airport West - Essendon Fields: 4.4% Looking for full-time work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.9% Looking for part-time work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.5%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +418 Employed full-time, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +177 Employed part-time, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +195 Hours worked not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +46 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Airport West - Essendon Fields: -1 Looking for full-time work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -5 Looking for part-time work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +4
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields's labour force in 2011 was 3,479, of which 1,070 were employed part-time and 2,146 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.6% of the labour force was employed (56.2% of the population aged 15+), and 4.4% unemployed (2.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.3% and 4.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (58.8%) compared with the City of Moonee Valley (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Airport West - Essendon Fields showed an increase of 418, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 1. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 417 or 13.6%.