12,332 people living in Brunswick are employed, of which 63% are working full time and 35% 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||Number||%||City of Moreland||Number||%||City of Moreland||2006 to 2011|
|Hours worked not stated||179||1.3||2.2||243||2.2||2.8||-64||13003|
|Looking for full-time work||466||3.5||3.3||361||3.2||3.8||+105||13005|
|Looking for part-time work||524||3.9||2.5||271||2.4||2.3||+253||13006|
|Total Labour Force||13,323||100.0||100.0||11,273||100.0||100.0||+2,050|
|Labour force status|
|Labour force status||Number||%||City of Moreland||Number||%||City of Moreland||2006 to 2011|
|Total Labour force||13,323||68.4||60.1||11,273||63.8||56.0||+2,050||13500|
|Not in the labour force||4,803||24.7||33.4||4,890||27.7||36.6||-87||13501|
|Labour force status not stated||1,349||6.9||6.4||1,507||8.5||7.3||-158||13502|
|Total persons aged 15+||19,476||100.0||100.0||17,671||100.0||100.0||+1,805|
The size of Brunswick's labour force in 2011 was 13,323 persons, of which 4,348 were employed part-time and 7,806 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 (63.3% of the population aged 15+), and 7.4% unemployed (5.1% 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 (68.4%) compared with the City of Moreland (60.1%).
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Brunswick showed an increase of 1,691 persons and the number unemployed showed an increase of 359 persons. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 2,050 persons, or 18.2%.