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City of Whittlesea

Employment status

88,552 people living in the City of Whittlesea in 2016 were employed, of which 62% worked full-time and 36% part-time.

The City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Employed
88,55292.893.271,49394.494.5+17,059
Employed full-time
54,95857.658.046,43361.360.1+8,525
Employed part-time
31,51133.033.522,99030.332.3+8,521
Hours worked not stated
2,0832.21.82,0702.72.1+13
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)6,8677.26.84,2665.65.5+2,601
Looking for full-time work
3,8334.03.52,5473.43.1+1,286
Looking for part-time work
3,0343.23.31,7192.32.4+1,315

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

Labour force status
City of Whittlesea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)95,41961.461.975,75961.862.5+19,660
Not in the labour force
52,07833.532.240,92433.432.2+11,154
Labour force status not stated
7,8135.05.95,9834.95.3+1,830

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 Melbourne: 93.2% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 58.0% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 33.5% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Employed, City of Whittlesea: 92.8% Employed full-time, City of Whittlesea: 57.6% Employed part-time, City of Whittlesea: 33.0% Hours worked not stated, City of Whittlesea: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Whittlesea: 7.2% Looking for full-time work, City of Whittlesea: 4.0% Looking for part-time work, City of Whittlesea: 3.2%
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, City of Whittlesea: +17,059 Employed full-time, City of Whittlesea: +8,525 Employed part-time, City of Whittlesea: +8,521 Hours worked not stated, City of Whittlesea: +13 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Whittlesea: +2,601 Looking for full-time work, City of Whittlesea: +1,286 Looking for part-time work, City of Whittlesea: +1,315
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 City of Whittlesea's labour force in 2016 was 95,419, of which 31,511 were employed part-time and 54,958 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 92.8% of the labour force was employed (57.0% of the population aged 15+), and 7.2% unemployed (4.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 93.2% and 6.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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 City of Whittlesea in 2016 shows that there was a similar proportion in the labour force (61.4%) compared with Greater Melbourne (61.9%).

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people employed in the City of Whittlesea showed an increase of 17,059, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 2,601. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 19,660 or 26.0%.

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