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Ashburton

Industry sector of employment

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

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Ashburton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.10.360.20.3-2
Mining120.30.3130.40.3-1
Manufacturing2557.05.62517.56.5+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services401.10.8190.60.6+21
Construction1945.34.51564.74.0+38
Wholesale trade1764.84.61654.95.1+12
Retail Trade3078.59.73259.810.1-18
Accommodation and Food Services2005.55.91785.35.8+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing962.62.3952.92.2+1
Information Media and Telecommunications1062.92.9922.83.1+14
Financial and Insurance Services2787.77.42006.07.3+78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services641.82.1561.72.1+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services52914.615.549214.815.0+37
Administrative and Support Services1062.93.11233.73.3-16
Public Administration and Safety1965.44.41915.74.4+5
Education and Training38310.510.136410.910.3+19
Health Care and Social Assistance44712.313.736711.012.9+79
Arts and Recreation Services1042.92.1531.61.9+51
Other Services752.12.51173.52.6-42
Inadequately described or not stated601.72.0682.02.3-8

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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ashburton: 0.1% Mining, Ashburton: 0.3% Manufacturing, Ashburton: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ashburton: 1.1% Construction, Ashburton: 5.3% Wholesale trade, Ashburton: 4.8% Retail Trade, Ashburton: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Ashburton: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ashburton: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ashburton: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Ashburton: 7.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ashburton: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ashburton: 14.6% Administrative and Support Services, Ashburton: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Ashburton: 5.4% Education and Training, Ashburton: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ashburton: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Ashburton: 2.9% Other Services, Ashburton: 2.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Ashburton: 1.7%
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, Ashburton: -2 Mining, Ashburton: -1 Manufacturing, Ashburton: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ashburton: +21 Construction, Ashburton: +38 Wholesale trade, Ashburton: +12 Retail Trade, Ashburton: -18 Accommodation and Food Services, Ashburton: +22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ashburton: +1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ashburton: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, Ashburton: +78 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ashburton: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ashburton: +37 Administrative and Support Services, Ashburton: -16 Public Administration and Safety, Ashburton: +5 Education and Training, Ashburton: +19 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ashburton: +79 Arts and Recreation Services, Ashburton: +51 Other Services, Ashburton: -42 Inadequately described or not stated, Ashburton: -8
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 Ashburton in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (529 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (447 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (383 people or 10.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,359 people in total or 37.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 15.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.1% 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 (7.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (5.4% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.3% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (8.5% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ashburton increased by 303 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+79 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+78 persons)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+51 persons)