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6,885 people living in Ascot Vale in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% part-time.

Ascot Vale'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
Ascot Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Employed
6,88593.195.35,98193.195.1+904
Employed full-time
4,50860.961.03,95661.662.0+552
Employed part-time
2,23030.132.31,84828.830.3+382
Hours worked not stated
1472.01.91752.72.8-28
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)5146.94.74436.94.9+71
Looking for full-time work
2893.92.72594.03.0+30
Looking for part-time work
2253.02.01822.81.9+43

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

Labour force status
Ascot Vale - (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)7,39966.562.56,42361.859.9+976
Not in the labour force
2,94326.431.93,03029.233.4-87
Labour force status not stated
7857.15.59369.06.6-151

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, Ascot Vale: 93.1% Employed full-time, Ascot Vale: 60.9% Employed part-time, Ascot Vale: 30.1% Hours worked not stated, Ascot Vale: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Ascot Vale: 6.9% Looking for full-time work, Ascot Vale: 3.9% Looking for part-time work, Ascot Vale: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, Ascot Vale: +904 Employed full-time, Ascot Vale: +552 Employed part-time, Ascot Vale: +382 Hours worked not stated, Ascot Vale: -28 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Ascot Vale: +71 Looking for full-time work, Ascot Vale: +30 Looking for part-time work, Ascot Vale: +43
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 Ascot Vale's labour force in 2011 was 7,399, of which 2,230 were employed part-time and 4,508 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Ascot Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.1% of the labour force was employed (61.9% of the population aged 15+), and 6.9% unemployed (4.6% 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 Ascot Vale in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (66.5%) compared with the City of Moonee Valley (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Ascot Vale showed an increase of 904, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 71. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 976 or 15.2%.