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Balwyn

Industry sector of employment

More Balwyn residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Balwyn’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
Balwyn - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing120.20.3110.20.3+1
Mining110.20.3170.30.3-7
Manufacturing3475.75.64036.86.5-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services380.60.8340.60.6+4
Construction2323.84.52674.54.0-34
Wholesale trade3175.24.63155.35.1+2
Retail Trade68111.29.765111.010.1+30
Accommodation and Food Services4136.85.94036.85.8+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1492.52.31312.22.2+17
Information Media and Telecommunications1582.62.91622.73.1-3
Financial and Insurance Services4437.37.43996.77.3+45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1452.42.11362.32.1+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services82713.715.581713.715.0+10
Administrative and Support Services1642.73.11943.33.3-30
Public Administration and Safety2404.04.42173.74.4+23
Education and Training5919.810.162310.510.3-32
Health Care and Social Assistance86214.213.775812.812.9+103
Arts and Recreation Services1202.02.11061.81.9+14
Other Services1612.72.51632.72.6-2
Inadequately described or not stated1462.42.01382.32.3+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, Balwyn: 0.2% Mining, Balwyn: 0.2% Manufacturing, Balwyn: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balwyn: 0.6% Construction, Balwyn: 3.8% Wholesale trade, Balwyn: 5.2% Retail Trade, Balwyn: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Balwyn: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balwyn: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balwyn: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Balwyn: 7.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balwyn: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balwyn: 13.7% Administrative and Support Services, Balwyn: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Balwyn: 4.0% Education and Training, Balwyn: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balwyn: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Balwyn: 2.0% Other Services, Balwyn: 2.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Balwyn: 2.4%
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, Balwyn: +1 Mining, Balwyn: -7 Manufacturing, Balwyn: -57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balwyn: +4 Construction, Balwyn: -34 Wholesale trade, Balwyn: +2 Retail Trade, Balwyn: +30 Accommodation and Food Services, Balwyn: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balwyn: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balwyn: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Balwyn: +45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balwyn: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balwyn: +10 Administrative and Support Services, Balwyn: -30 Public Administration and Safety, Balwyn: +23 Education and Training, Balwyn: -32 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balwyn: +103 Arts and Recreation Services, Balwyn: +14 Other Services, Balwyn: -2 Inadequately described or not stated, Balwyn: +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 Balwyn in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (862 people or 14.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (827 people or 13.7%)
  • Retail Trade (681 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,370 people in total or 39.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 15.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (13.7% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balwyn increased by 112 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+103 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-57 persons)