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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Employment status

1,296 people living in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2016 were employed, of which 51% worked full-time and 47% part-time.

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Employed
1,29696.895.11,34998.695.5-53
Employed full-time
66249.553.566548.654.7-2
Employed part-time
60345.139.865447.838.6-50
Hours worked not stated
302.21.8302.22.20
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)423.24.9191.44.5+24
Looking for full-time work
231.82.6120.92.5+12
Looking for part-time work
191.42.370.52.0+12

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

Labour force status
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - 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)1,33959.355.41,36860.356.4-29
Not in the labour force
76033.738.576533.738.1-5
Labour force status not stated
1647.36.11345.95.5+31

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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 96.8% Employed full-time, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 49.5% Employed part-time, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 45.1% Hours worked not stated, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 3.2% Looking for full-time work, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.8% Looking for part-time work, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.4%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -53 Employed full-time, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -2 Employed part-time, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -50 Hours worked not stated, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +24 Looking for full-time work, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +12 Looking for part-time work, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +12
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat's labour force in 2016 was 1,339, of which 603 were employed part-time and 662 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2016 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 (57.4% of the population aged 15+), and 3.1% unemployed (1.9% 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2016 shows that there was a higher proportion in the labour force (59.3%) compared with Mornington Peninsula Shire (55.4%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat showed a decrease of 53, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 23. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed a decrease of 29 or 2.1%.

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