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Shire of Mundaring

Employment status

17,398 people living in the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 were employed, of which 59% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

The Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Employed17,39893.291.917,66896.195.2-270
Employed full-time10,31555.256.410,68858.160.2-373
Employed part-time6,80636.433.96,61536.033.1+191
Hours worked not stated2771.51.53652.01.9-88
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)1,2776.88.17213.94.8+556
Looking for full-time work7864.24.84252.32.7+361
Looking for part-time work4912.63.32961.62.0+195

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

Labour force status
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Total labour force (Participation rate)18,67559.263.718,38962.264.5+286
Not in the labour force11,12835.329.89,66932.729.6+1,459
Labour force status not stated1,7275.56.51,5105.15.9+217

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, Greater Perth: 91.9% Employed full-time, Greater Perth: 56.4% Employed part-time, Greater Perth: 33.9% Hours worked not stated, Greater Perth: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Perth: 8.1% Looking for full-time work, Greater Perth: 4.8% Looking for part-time work, Greater Perth: 3.3% Employed, Shire of Mundaring: 93.2% Employed full-time, Shire of Mundaring: 55.2% Employed part-time, Shire of Mundaring: 36.4% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 1.5% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Mundaring: 6.8% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Mundaring: 4.2% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Mundaring: 2.6%
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, Shire of Mundaring: -270 Employed full-time, Shire of Mundaring: -373 Employed part-time, Shire of Mundaring: +191 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Mundaring: -88 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Mundaring: +556 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Mundaring: +361 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Mundaring: +195
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 the Shire of Mundaring's labour force in 2016 was 18,675, of which 6,806 were employed part-time and 10,315 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 93.2% of the labour force was employed (55.2% of the population aged 15+), and 6.8% unemployed (4.1% of the population aged 15+), compared with 91.9% and 8.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (59.2%) compared with Greater Perth (63.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the Shire of Mundaring showed a decrease of 270, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 556. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 286 or 1.6%.

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