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Ashburton

Industry sector of employment

More Ashburton residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry in 2016.

Ashburton’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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Ashburton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50.10.440.10.3+1
Mining40.10.3120.30.3-8
Manufacturing2185.94.52547.05.6-37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services471.30.9401.10.8+7
Construction1744.84.51935.34.5-19
Retail Trade2897.99.43078.59.7-17
Wholesale trade1373.73.31764.84.6-38
Accommodation and Food Services2186.06.32005.55.9+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing802.22.4952.62.3-15
Information Media and Telecommunications982.72.91052.92.9-8
Financial and Insurance Services2727.47.02787.77.4-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services481.32.6631.82.1-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services53914.715.052914.615.5+11
Administrative and Support Services1303.62.91062.93.1+24
Public Administration and Safety1754.84.21965.44.4-21
Education and Training40311.010.538310.510.1+21
Health Care and Social Assistance47112.814.244612.313.7+25
Arts and Recreation Services1133.12.41042.92.1+9
Other Services902.52.5752.12.5+16
Inadequately described or not stated1524.23.9601.72.0+92

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Construction, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 9.4% Wholesale trade, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 7.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ashburton: 0.1% Mining, Ashburton: 0.1% Manufacturing, Ashburton: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ashburton: 1.3% Construction, Ashburton: 4.8% Retail Trade, Ashburton: 7.9% Wholesale trade, Ashburton: 3.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Ashburton: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ashburton: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ashburton: 2.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Ashburton: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ashburton: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ashburton: 14.7% Administrative and Support Services, Ashburton: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Ashburton: 4.8% Education and Training, Ashburton: 11.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ashburton: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Ashburton: 3.1% Other Services, Ashburton: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ashburton: +1 Mining, Ashburton: -8 Manufacturing, Ashburton: -37 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ashburton: +7 Construction, Ashburton: -19 Retail Trade, Ashburton: -17 Wholesale trade, Ashburton: -38 Accommodation and Food Services, Ashburton: +19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ashburton: -15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ashburton: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Ashburton: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ashburton: -16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ashburton: +11 Administrative and Support Services, Ashburton: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Ashburton: -21 Education and Training, Ashburton: +21 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ashburton: +25 Arts and Recreation Services, Ashburton: +9 Other Services, Ashburton: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Ashburton in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (539 people or 14.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (471 people or 12.8%)
  • Education and Training (403 people or 11.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,413 people in total or 38.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 15.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.9% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (7.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in rental, hiring and real estate services (1.3% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ashburton increased by 40 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Ashburton between 2011 and 2016.

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