1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Mar 2002
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Over a quarter of Victorian workers are now part-time
Part-time employment across metropolitan and regional Victoria now represents over one-quarter (27%) of total state employment, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This compares with 16% twenty years ago.
In Melbourne, approximately 25% of all employed people work part-time. In non-metropolitan Victoria, the rate is approximately 30%.
Most part-time workers are women (72%). However, male part-time employment grew by more than 200% over the past twenty years, compared with just 10% growth in male full-time employment.
The 15-19 year age group had the highest proportion of part-time workers, 66% in January 2002, which contrasts with 23% in 1982. These changes have occurred alongside increased rates of participation in full-time education.
The rapid increase in part-time employment is a feature article in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria. Other indicators covered in the publication include:
Further details including information on population, prices, finance industry and natural resources are available in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, March Quarter 2002 (cat. no. 1367.2).
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