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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Employment status

1,956 people living in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 were employed, of which 54% worked full-time and 43% part-time.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Employed
1,95696.895.51,81197.495.3+145
Employed full-time
1,05852.454.71,03055.456.0+28
Employed part-time
83841.538.672438.936.7+114
Hours worked not stated
592.92.2583.12.6+1
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)653.24.5492.64.7+16
Looking for full-time work
291.42.5301.62.8-1
Looking for part-time work
361.82.0191.01.8+17

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

Labour force status
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)2,02057.256.41,86058.254.7+161
Not in the labour force
1,26535.838.11,13435.537.4+131
Labour force status not stated
2477.05.52016.37.9+46

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, 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% Employed, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 96.8% Employed full-time, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 52.4% Employed part-time, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 41.5% Hours worked not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.2% Looking for full-time work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.4% Looking for part-time work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.8%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +145 Employed full-time, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +28 Employed part-time, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +114 Hours worked not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +1 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +16 Looking for full-time work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -1 Looking for part-time work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +17
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers's labour force in 2011 was 2,021, of which 838 were employed part-time and 1,058 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.8% of the labour force was employed (55.4% of the population aged 15+), and 3.2% unemployed (1.8% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.5% and 4.5% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (57.2%) compared with Mornington Peninsula Shire (56.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers showed an increase of 145, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 16. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 160 or 8.6%.