Brunswick

Employment status

12,160 people living in Brunswick in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full time and 36% part time.

Brunswick'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
Brunswick - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%City of Moreland %Number%City of Moreland %2006 to 2011
Employed
12,16092.694.210,49494.294.0+1,666
Employed full-time
7,64058.259.36,74760.660.8+893
Employed part-time
4,33833.032.63,51231.530.3+826
Hours worked not stated
1791.42.22402.22.8-61
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)
9697.45.86465.86.0+323
Looking for full-time work
4513.43.33683.33.8+83
Looking for part-time work
5173.92.52782.52.2+239

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

Labour force status
Brunswick - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%City of Moreland %Number%City of Moreland %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)
13,12868.160.211,13863.856.2+1,990
Not in the labour force
4,84425.133.54,86527.936.8-21
Labour force status not stated
1,3186.86.31,4658.47.1-146

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

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, City of Moreland: 94.2% Employed full-time, City of Moreland: 59.3% Employed part-time, City of Moreland: 32.6% Hours worked not stated, City of Moreland: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Moreland: 5.8% Looking for full-time work, City of Moreland: 3.3% Looking for part-time work, City of Moreland: 2.5% Employed, Brunswick: 92.6% Employed full-time, Brunswick: 58.2% Employed part-time, Brunswick: 33.0% Hours worked not stated, Brunswick: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brunswick: 7.4% Looking for full-time work, Brunswick: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, Brunswick: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Brunswick: +1,666 Employed full-time, Brunswick: +893 Employed part-time, Brunswick: +826 Hours worked not stated, Brunswick: -61 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Brunswick: +323 Looking for full-time work, Brunswick: +83 Looking for part-time work, Brunswick: +239
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Brunswick's labour force in 2011 was 13,128, of which 4,338 were employed part-time and 7,640 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Brunswick in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.6% of the labour force was employed (63.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.4% unemployed (5.0% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.2% and 5.8% respectively for the City of Moreland.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population over 15 years of age 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 Brunswick in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (68.1%) compared with the City of Moreland (60.2%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Brunswick showed an increase of 1,666, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 323. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,990 or 17.9%.