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Industry sector of employment

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

Canterbury’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
Canterbury - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60.20.3100.30.3-4
Mining220.60.3150.40.3+8
Manufacturing1925.15.62185.66.5-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.20.8240.60.6-17
Construction1824.84.51403.64.0+42
Wholesale trade1885.04.61884.95.10
Retail Trade38010.09.739510.210.1-15
Accommodation and Food Services1965.25.91965.15.80
Transport, Postal and Warehousing701.82.3711.82.2-1
Information Media and Telecommunications952.52.9972.53.1-2
Financial and Insurance Services2937.77.42767.17.3+17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services882.32.11193.12.1-31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services64116.915.562616.215.0+15
Administrative and Support Services1002.63.11102.83.3-10
Public Administration and Safety1263.34.41704.44.4-44
Education and Training42211.110.141710.810.3+5
Health Care and Social Assistance56114.813.754214.012.9+19
Arts and Recreation Services631.72.1681.81.9-5
Other Services752.02.51052.72.6-30
Inadequately described or not stated852.32.0822.12.3+4

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, Canterbury: 0.2% Mining, Canterbury: 0.6% Manufacturing, Canterbury: 5.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canterbury: 0.2% Construction, Canterbury: 4.8% Wholesale trade, Canterbury: 5.0% Retail Trade, Canterbury: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Canterbury: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canterbury: 1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canterbury: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Canterbury: 7.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canterbury: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canterbury: 16.9% Administrative and Support Services, Canterbury: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Canterbury: 3.3% Education and Training, Canterbury: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canterbury: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Canterbury: 1.7% Other Services, Canterbury: 2.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Canterbury: 2.3%
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, Canterbury: -4 Mining, Canterbury: +8 Manufacturing, Canterbury: -27 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canterbury: -17 Construction, Canterbury: +42 Wholesale trade, Canterbury: 0 Retail Trade, Canterbury: -15 Accommodation and Food Services, Canterbury: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canterbury: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canterbury: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Canterbury: +17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canterbury: -31 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canterbury: +15 Administrative and Support Services, Canterbury: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Canterbury: -44 Education and Training, Canterbury: +5 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canterbury: +19 Arts and Recreation Services, Canterbury: -5 Other Services, Canterbury: -30 Inadequately described or not stated, Canterbury: +4
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 Canterbury in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (641 people or 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (561 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (422 people or 11.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,624 people in total or 42.8% 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 Canterbury and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (16.9% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (14.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (3.3% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Canterbury decreased by 76 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Canterbury between 2006 and 2011.