Change in Local Jobs by Employment Type

The chart below shows the change in the number of jobs in the City of Melbourne between 2002 and 2015 by employment type. Part-time and casual employment grew at twice the rate of full-time employment.



Change in Workforce by Gender

The chart below shows the change in the number of workers in the City of Melbourne between 2002 and 2015 by gender. Females make up a greater share of the City of Melbourne workforce when compared to the rest of Victoria.

Workforce Data Table

The data on employment by type and gender can be downloaded from the tables below.

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YearFull Time MaleFull Time FemalePart Time MalePart Time FemaleCasual MaleCasual FemaleContractor MaleContractor Female
20021265269970412902250931706121858112965289
200312716410077412594258071776422603109515606
200412462310006912065274431957424492115137542
200512663710238012753289322110826711126818003
200613350710750614461312602244428699163098583
200714055611355414917337342297729215193228894
2008150324119374144333579724463296292179510051
2009155052122514158423779524082290912027710845
2010155735123232161193896624316300082317513069
2011159396126197176414059624399302592094212555
2012161432127534181794182125205302831940211976
2013161437125225194004222826592319721956612816
2014169161126973201564374227051326241806710583
2015170469128854195034563024465309311874411740

Unemployment Rate in the City of Melbourne

Around 5% of the City of Melbourne resident population is unemployed. The local unemployment level is persistently lower than the average across Greater Melbourne.



Unemployment Rate by Local Area (2011)

There are generally higher levels of unemployment in areas with a large proportion of public or student housing. The most notable clusters of unemployment are located in North Melbourne, Carlton and Parkville. Student housing areas have a high number of residents seeking part-time work. In areas dominated by public housing fewer residents are labour force participants.



Detailed Data: Unemployment Rate in the City of Melbourne

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PeriodCity of Melbourne Unemployment RateGreater Melbourne Unemployment Rate
Dec/2010 3.7% 5.1%
Mar/2011 3.6% 4.9%
Jun/2011 3.4% 4.8%
Sep/2011 3.3% 4.9%
Dec/2011 3.4% 5.0%
Mar/2012 3.6% 5.2%
Jun/2012 3.9% 5.4%
Sep/2012 4.0% 5.5%
Dec/2012 3.9% 5.4%
Mar/2013 3.8% 5.5%
Jun/2013 4.0% 5.6%
Sep/2013 4.3% 5.7%
Dec/2013 4.7% 6.0%
Mar/2014 5.1% 6.3%
Jun/2014 5.0% 6.4%
Sep/2014 4.9% 6.6%
Dec/2014 5.0% 6.7%
Mar/2015 4.8% 6.6%
Jun/2015 4.9% 6.5%
Sep/2015 4.7% 6.4%
Dec/2010 3.7% 5.1%
Mar/2011 3.6% 4.9%
Jun/2011 3.4% 4.8%
Sep/2011 3.3% 4.9%
Dec/2011 3.4% 5.0%
Mar/2012 3.6% 5.2%
Jun/2012 3.9% 5.4%
Sep/2012 4.0% 5.5%
Dec/2012 3.9% 5.4%
Mar/2013 3.8% 5.5%
Jun/2013 4.0% 5.6%
Sep/2013 4.3% 5.7%
Dec/2013 4.7% 6.0%
Mar/2014 5.1% 6.3%
Jun/2014 5.0% 6.4%
Sep/2014 4.9% 6.6%
Dec/2014 5.0% 6.7%
Mar/2015 4.8% 6.6%
Jun/2015 4.9% 6.5%
Sep/2015 4.7% 6.4%
Dec/2015 4.3% 6.2%
Mar/2016 4.1% 6.1%
Jun/2016 3.9% 6.0%
Sep/2016 3.7% 5.9%