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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Employment status

1,550 people living in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 were employed, of which 48% worked full-time and 51% part-time.

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Employed
1,55096.095.11,49897.195.5+52
Employed full-time
74246.053.573747.854.7+5
Employed part-time
78948.939.875048.638.6+39
Hours worked not stated
191.21.8110.72.2+8
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)644.04.9442.94.5+20
Looking for full-time work
301.92.6140.92.5+16
Looking for part-time work
342.12.3301.92.0+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)1,61440.255.41,54243.256.4+72
Not in the labour force
2,00850.038.51,80350.538.1+205
Labour force status not stated
3649.16.12266.35.5+138

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2016
Employment status, 2016 Employed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 95.1% Employed full-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 53.5% Employed part-time, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 39.8% Hours worked not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% Looking for full-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.6% Looking for part-time work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.3% Employed, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 96.0% Employed full-time, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 46.0% Employed part-time, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 48.9% Hours worked not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.0% Looking for full-time work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.9% Looking for part-time work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment status, 2011 to 2016 Employed, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +52 Employed full-time, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +5 Employed part-time, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +39 Hours worked not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +8 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +20 Looking for full-time work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +16 Looking for part-time work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie's labour force in 2016 was 1,614, of which 789 were employed part-time and 742 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.0% of the labour force was employed (38.6% of the population aged 15+), and 4.0% unemployed (1.6% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.1% and 4.9% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (40.2%) compared with Mornington Peninsula Shire (55.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie showed an increase of 52, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 20. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 72 or 4.7%.

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