Burpengary
Employment status

8,719 people living in Burpengary in 2011 were employed, of which 63% worked full time and 35% part time.

Burpengary'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
Burpengary - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Moreton Bay %Number%Moreton Bay %2006 to 2011
Employed
8,71994.893.88,17996.695.3+540
Employed full-time
5,50959.959.55,16661.060.9+343
Employed part-time
3,07833.532.32,74332.431.7+335
Hours worked not stated
1311.42.12703.22.7-139
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)
4745.26.22893.44.7+185
Looking for full-time work
2873.13.91601.92.9+127
Looking for part-time work
1872.02.31311.51.8+56

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
Burpengary - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Moreton Bay %Number%Moreton Bay %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)
9,19362.563.08,46763.562.1+726
Not in the labour force
4,85233.032.24,26132.032.9+591
Labour force status not stated
6664.54.85984.55.0+68

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, Moreton Bay: 93.8% Employed full-time, Moreton Bay: 59.5% Employed part-time, Moreton Bay: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Moreton Bay: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Moreton Bay: 6.2% Looking for full-time work, Moreton Bay: 3.9% Looking for part-time work, Moreton Bay: 2.3% Employed, Burpengary: 94.8% Employed full-time, Burpengary: 59.9% Employed part-time, Burpengary: 33.5% Hours worked not stated, Burpengary: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Burpengary: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, Burpengary: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Burpengary: 2.0%
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, Burpengary: +540 Employed full-time, Burpengary: +343 Employed part-time, Burpengary: +335 Hours worked not stated, Burpengary: -139 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Burpengary: +185 Looking for full-time work, Burpengary: +127 Looking for part-time work, Burpengary: +56
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 Burpengary's labour force in 2011 was 9,193, of which 3,078 were employed part-time and 5,509 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Burpengary in 2011 compared to Moreton Bay shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.8% of the labour force was employed (59.3% of the population aged 15+), and 5.2% unemployed (3.2% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.8% and 6.2% respectively for Moreton Bay.

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 Burpengary in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (62.5%) compared with Moreton Bay (63.0%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Burpengary showed an increase of 540, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 185. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 726 or 8.6%.