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Brighton

Industry sector of employment

More Brighton residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry in 2011.

Brighton’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Brighton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing150.10.3670.70.2-52
Mining380.40.4550.60.3-17
Manufacturing5655.57.37477.58.9-182
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.20.8180.20.5+1
Construction5125.06.34604.65.8+52
Wholesale trade6096.05.55795.85.9+29
Retail Trade9659.59.799510.010.7-30
Accommodation and Food Services5585.54.84754.84.8+82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2272.22.62252.32.7+2
Information Media and Telecommunications3143.12.83053.13.0+8
Financial and Insurance Services8428.36.67807.86.6+62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3573.52.53183.22.4+39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,83018.015.21,68316.914.2+147
Administrative and Support Services2832.83.23873.93.2-104
Public Administration and Safety3183.14.12922.93.8+26
Education and Training8388.29.57537.69.0+85
Health Care and Social Assistance1,20411.811.21,08810.910.6+115
Arts and Recreation Services2192.12.21861.91.9+32
Other Services2672.62.82202.22.8+47
Inadequately described or not stated2162.12.13063.12.8-91

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

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Bayside: 0.3% Mining, City of Bayside: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Bayside: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Bayside: 0.8% Construction, City of Bayside: 6.3% Wholesale trade, City of Bayside: 5.5% Retail Trade, City of Bayside: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Bayside: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Bayside: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Bayside: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Bayside: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Bayside: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Bayside: 15.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Bayside: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Bayside: 4.1% Education and Training, City of Bayside: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Bayside: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Bayside: 2.2% Other Services, City of Bayside: 2.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Bayside: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Brighton: 0.1% Mining, Brighton: 0.4% Manufacturing, Brighton: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brighton: 0.2% Construction, Brighton: 5.0% Wholesale trade, Brighton: 6.0% Retail Trade, Brighton: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Brighton: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brighton: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Brighton: 3.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Brighton: 8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brighton: 3.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brighton: 18.0% Administrative and Support Services, Brighton: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Brighton: 3.1% Education and Training, Brighton: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Brighton: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Brighton: 2.1% Other Services, Brighton: 2.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Brighton: 2.1%
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 industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Brighton: -52 Mining, Brighton: -17 Manufacturing, Brighton: -182 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brighton: +1 Construction, Brighton: +52 Wholesale trade, Brighton: +29 Retail Trade, Brighton: -30 Accommodation and Food Services, Brighton: +82 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brighton: +2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Brighton: +8 Financial and Insurance Services, Brighton: +62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brighton: +39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brighton: +147 Administrative and Support Services, Brighton: -104 Public Administration and Safety, Brighton: +26 Education and Training, Brighton: +85 Health Care and Social Assistance, Brighton: +115 Arts and Recreation Services, Brighton: +32 Other Services, Brighton: +47 Inadequately described or not stated, Brighton: -91
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Brighton in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,830 people or 18.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,204 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (965 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,999 people in total or 39.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Bayside employed 15.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Brighton and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (18.0% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (8.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (5.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brighton increased by 253 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Brighton were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-182 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+147 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+115 persons)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-104 persons)