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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Employment status

63,628 people living in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 40% part-time.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
63,62895.594.557,80295.394.7+5,826
Employed full-time
36,45254.760.133,92956.061.0+2,523
Employed part-time
25,72438.632.322,27336.731.0+3,451
Hours worked not stated
1,4522.22.11,6002.62.7-148
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)2,9964.55.52,8274.75.3+169
Looking for full-time work
1,6652.53.11,7162.83.2-51
Looking for part-time work
1,3312.02.41,1111.82.1+220

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

Labour force status
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)66,62456.462.560,62954.761.2+5,995
Not in the labour force
44,94538.132.241,41537.432.4+3,530
Labour force status not stated
6,4865.55.38,7097.96.5-2,223

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, Greater Melbourne: 94.5% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 60.1% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Employed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 95.5% Employed full-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 54.7% Employed part-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 38.6% Hours worked not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.5% Looking for full-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.5% Looking for part-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +5,826 Employed full-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,523 Employed part-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +3,451 Hours worked not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -148 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mornington Peninsula Shire: +169 Looking for full-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -51 Looking for part-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +220
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire's labour force in 2011 was 66,624, of which 25,724 were employed part-time and 36,452 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 95.5% of the labour force was employed (53.9% of the population aged 15+), and 4.5% unemployed (2.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.5% and 5.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (56.4%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Mornington Peninsula Shire showed an increase of 5,826, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 169. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 5,995 or 9.9%.