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City of Whittlesea

Employment status

71,493 people living in the City of Whittlesea in 2011 were employed, of which 65% worked full-time and 32% 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)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Employed
71,49394.494.555,26594.194.7+16,228
Employed full-time
46,43361.360.136,35861.961.0+10,075
Employed part-time
22,99030.332.316,83328.731.0+6,157
Hours worked not stated
2,0702.72.12,0743.52.7-4
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)4,2665.65.53,4405.95.3+826
Looking for full-time work
2,5473.43.12,2543.83.2+293
Looking for part-time work
1,7192.32.41,1862.02.1+533

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

Labour force status
City of Whittlesea - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)75,75961.862.558,70560.161.2+17,054
Not in the labour force
40,92433.432.234,16535.032.4+6,759
Labour force status not stated
5,9834.95.34,8114.96.5+1,172

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 Melbourne: 94.5% Employed full-time, Greater Melbourne: 60.1% Employed part-time, Greater Melbourne: 32.3% Hours worked not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Looking for part-time work, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Employed, City of Whittlesea: 94.4% Employed full-time, City of Whittlesea: 61.3% Employed part-time, City of Whittlesea: 30.3% Hours worked not stated, City of Whittlesea: 2.7% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Whittlesea: 5.6% Looking for full-time work, City of Whittlesea: 3.4% Looking for part-time work, City of Whittlesea: 2.3%
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, City of Whittlesea: +16,228 Employed full-time, City of Whittlesea: +10,075 Employed part-time, City of Whittlesea: +6,157 Hours worked not stated, City of Whittlesea: -4 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Whittlesea: +826 Looking for full-time work, City of Whittlesea: +293 Looking for part-time work, City of Whittlesea: +533
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 City of Whittlesea's labour force in 2011 was 75,759, of which 22,990 were employed part-time and 46,433 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the City of Whittlesea in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.4% of the labour force was employed (58.3% of the population aged 15+), and 5.6% unemployed (3.5% of the population aged 15+), compared with 94.5% and 5.5% 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 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (61.8%) compared with Greater Melbourne (62.5%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the City of Whittlesea showed an increase of 16,228, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 826. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 17,054 or 29.1%.

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