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Industry sector of employment

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

The City of Boroondara’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
City of Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2540.30.52140.30.6+40
Mining2780.30.22290.30.2+49
Manufacturing4,5115.610.84,9756.512.9-464
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6820.81.04630.60.7+219
Construction3,5964.58.23,0604.07.4+536
Wholesale trade3,6714.65.03,8975.15.5-226
Retail Trade7,7599.710.67,80910.111.3-50
Accommodation and Food Services4,7595.95.94,5045.85.6+255
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8622.34.81,7112.24.7+151
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3352.92.32,3733.12.5-38
Financial and Insurance Services5,9447.44.85,6597.34.7+285
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7122.11.51,6352.11.4+77
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,44715.58.911,55315.08.2+894
Administrative and Support Services2,5163.13.52,5343.33.5-18
Public Administration and Safety3,4974.45.13,3634.45.0+134
Education and Training8,14110.17.97,93210.37.6+209
Health Care and Social Assistance11,03113.711.19,92812.910.0+1,103
Arts and Recreation Services1,7032.11.81,4351.91.7+268
Other Services2,0232.53.61,9692.63.6+54
Inadequately described or not stated1,5742.02.51,7682.32.7-194

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.8% Construction, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Wholesale trade, City of Boroondara: 4.6% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: 2.0%
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, City of Boroondara: +40 Mining, City of Boroondara: +49 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -464 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +219 Construction, City of Boroondara: +536 Wholesale trade, City of Boroondara: -226 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -50 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +255 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +151 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -38 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +285 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +77 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +894 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -18 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +134 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +209 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +1,103 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +268 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +54 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: -194
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 City of Boroondara in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,447 people or 15.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,031 people or 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (8,141 people or 10.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 31,619 people in total or 39.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (15.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (13.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (4.5% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Boroondara increased by 3,284 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,103 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+894 persons)
  • Construction (+536 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-464 persons)