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7,909 people living in Mount Martha in 2011 were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 41% part-time.

Mount Martha'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
Mount Martha - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Employed
7,90997.795.56,76196.995.3+1,148
Employed full-time
4,51855.854.73,99857.356.0+520
Employed part-time
3,27640.538.62,63237.736.7+644
Hours worked not stated
1151.42.21311.92.6-16
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1842.34.52153.14.7-31
Looking for full-time work
1121.42.51281.82.8-16
Looking for part-time work
720.92.0871.21.8-15

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

Labour force status
Mount Martha - (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)8,09360.856.46,97661.054.7+1,117
Not in the labour force
4,39933.038.13,86533.837.4+534
Labour force status not stated
8266.25.55865.17.9+240

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, Mount Martha: 97.7% Employed full-time, Mount Martha: 55.8% Employed part-time, Mount Martha: 40.5% Hours worked not stated, Mount Martha: 1.4% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mount Martha: 2.3% Looking for full-time work, Mount Martha: 1.4% Looking for part-time work, Mount Martha: 0.9%
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, Mount Martha: +1,148 Employed full-time, Mount Martha: +520 Employed part-time, Mount Martha: +644 Hours worked not stated, Mount Martha: -16 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mount Martha: -31 Looking for full-time work, Mount Martha: -16 Looking for part-time work, Mount Martha: -15
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 Mount Martha's labour force in 2011 was 8,093, of which 3,276 were employed part-time and 4,518 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Mount Martha in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 97.7% of the labour force was employed (59.4% of the population aged 15+), and 2.3% unemployed (1.4% 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 Mount Martha in 2011 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (60.8%) compared with Mornington Peninsula Shire (56.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in Mount Martha showed an increase of 1,148, and the number unemployed showed a decrease of 31. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 1,117 or 16.0%.