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Shire of Mundaring

Employment status

17,668 people living in the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 were employed, of which 60% worked full-time and 37% 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Employed17,66896.195.216,85796.996.3+811
Employed full-time10,68858.160.210,20458.660.9+484
Employed part-time6,61536.033.16,15935.432.8+456
Hours worked not stated3652.01.94942.82.7-129
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)7213.94.85453.13.7+176
Looking for full-time work4252.32.73021.72.1+123
Looking for part-time work2961.62.02431.41.6+53

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

Labour force status
Shire of Mundaring - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)18,38962.264.517,40262.862.2+987
Not in the labour force9,66932.729.68,96532.331.0+704
Labour force status not stated1,5105.15.91,3594.96.7+151

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, Greater Perth: 95.2% Employed full-time, Greater Perth: 60.2% Employed part-time, Greater Perth: 33.1% Hours worked not stated, Greater Perth: 1.9% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Perth: 4.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Perth: 2.7% Looking for part-time work, Greater Perth: 2.0% Employed, Shire of Mundaring: 96.1% Employed full-time, Shire of Mundaring: 58.1% Employed part-time, Shire of Mundaring: 36.0% Hours worked not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 2.0% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Mundaring: 3.9% Looking for full-time work, Shire of Mundaring: 2.3% Looking for part-time work, Shire of Mundaring: 1.6%
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, Shire of Mundaring: +811 Employed full-time, Shire of Mundaring: +484 Employed part-time, Shire of Mundaring: +456 Hours worked not stated, Shire of Mundaring: -129 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Shire of Mundaring: +176 Looking for full-time work, Shire of Mundaring: +123 Looking for part-time work, Shire of Mundaring: +53
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 the Shire of Mundaring's labour force in 2011 was 18,389, of which 6,615 were employed part-time and 10,688 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion in employment, and a lower proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.1% of the labour force was employed (59.8% of the population aged 15+), and 3.9% unemployed (2.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 95.2% and 4.8% 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 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (62.2%) compared with Greater Perth (64.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the Shire of Mundaring showed an increase of 811, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 176. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 987 or 5.7%.

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