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Glen Iris

Industry sector of employment

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

Glen Iris’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
Glen Iris - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.00.3230.30.3-20
Mining220.30.3210.30.3+1
Manufacturing4706.15.65417.26.5-71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.90.8590.80.6+11
Construction3334.34.52943.94.0+39
Wholesale trade4075.24.63945.35.1+13
Retail Trade6548.49.777410.410.1-119
Accommodation and Food Services3224.25.92964.05.8+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1792.32.31642.22.2+15
Information Media and Telecommunications2603.42.92533.43.1+8
Financial and Insurance Services6288.17.45327.17.3+96
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1792.32.11401.92.1+39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,31516.915.51,17315.715.0+142
Administrative and Support Services2403.13.12022.73.3+38
Public Administration and Safety3424.44.43404.64.4+1
Education and Training79710.310.177210.310.3+26
Health Care and Social Assistance1,04813.513.793812.612.9+111
Arts and Recreation Services1692.22.11451.91.9+24
Other Services2252.92.52363.22.6-11
Inadequately described or not stated961.22.01682.22.3-72

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, Glen Iris: 0.0% Mining, Glen Iris: 0.3% Manufacturing, Glen Iris: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Glen Iris: 0.9% Construction, Glen Iris: 4.3% Wholesale trade, Glen Iris: 5.2% Retail Trade, Glen Iris: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Glen Iris: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Glen Iris: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Glen Iris: 3.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Glen Iris: 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Glen Iris: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Glen Iris: 16.9% Administrative and Support Services, Glen Iris: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Glen Iris: 4.4% Education and Training, Glen Iris: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Glen Iris: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Glen Iris: 2.2% Other Services, Glen Iris: 2.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Glen Iris: 1.2%
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, Glen Iris: -20 Mining, Glen Iris: +1 Manufacturing, Glen Iris: -71 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Glen Iris: +11 Construction, Glen Iris: +39 Wholesale trade, Glen Iris: +13 Retail Trade, Glen Iris: -119 Accommodation and Food Services, Glen Iris: +26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Glen Iris: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Glen Iris: +8 Financial and Insurance Services, Glen Iris: +96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Glen Iris: +39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Glen Iris: +142 Administrative and Support Services, Glen Iris: +38 Public Administration and Safety, Glen Iris: +1 Education and Training, Glen Iris: +26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Glen Iris: +111 Arts and Recreation Services, Glen Iris: +24 Other Services, Glen Iris: -11 Inadequately described or not stated, Glen Iris: -72
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 Glen Iris in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,315 people or 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,048 people or 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (797 people or 10.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,160 people in total or 40.7% 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 Glen Iris 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 smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (4.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (8.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Glen Iris increased by 299 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+142 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-119 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+111 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+96 persons)