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Balwyn North

Industry sector of employment

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

Balwyn North’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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.00.3150.20.3-11
Mining120.10.3160.20.3-4
Manufacturing6006.55.66287.06.5-28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services550.60.8550.60.60
Construction4775.14.53834.34.0+94
Wholesale trade4685.04.65225.85.1-54
Retail Trade1,06211.49.71,00511.210.1+57
Accommodation and Food Services5776.25.95295.95.8+47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2903.12.32382.62.2+52
Information Media and Telecommunications2622.82.92232.53.1+39
Financial and Insurance Services5746.27.45846.57.3-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1982.12.12012.22.1-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,24213.415.51,16512.915.0+76
Administrative and Support Services2452.63.12282.53.3+17
Public Administration and Safety3503.84.43954.44.4-45
Education and Training96810.410.193310.410.3+34
Health Care and Social Assistance1,32214.213.71,24713.812.9+75
Arts and Recreation Services2172.32.11782.01.9+38
Other Services2352.52.52082.32.6+27
Inadequately described or not stated1331.42.02532.82.3-120

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 North: 0.0% Mining, Balwyn North: 0.1% Manufacturing, Balwyn North: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balwyn North: 0.6% Construction, Balwyn North: 5.1% Wholesale trade, Balwyn North: 5.0% Retail Trade, Balwyn North: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Balwyn North: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balwyn North: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balwyn North: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Balwyn North: 6.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balwyn North: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balwyn North: 13.4% Administrative and Support Services, Balwyn North: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Balwyn North: 3.8% Education and Training, Balwyn North: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balwyn North: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Balwyn North: 2.3% Other Services, Balwyn North: 2.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Balwyn North: 1.4%
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 North: -11 Mining, Balwyn North: -4 Manufacturing, Balwyn North: -28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balwyn North: 0 Construction, Balwyn North: +94 Wholesale trade, Balwyn North: -54 Retail Trade, Balwyn North: +57 Accommodation and Food Services, Balwyn North: +47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balwyn North: +52 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balwyn North: +39 Financial and Insurance Services, Balwyn North: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balwyn North: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balwyn North: +76 Administrative and Support Services, Balwyn North: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Balwyn North: -45 Education and Training, Balwyn North: +34 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balwyn North: +75 Arts and Recreation Services, Balwyn North: +38 Other Services, Balwyn North: +27 Inadequately described or not stated, Balwyn North: -120
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 North in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,322 people or 14.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,242 people or 13.4%)
  • Retail Trade (1,062 people or 11.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,626 people in total or 39.0% 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 North and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (13.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (6.2% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balwyn North increased by 282 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+94 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+76 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+75 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+57 persons)