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Surrey Hills

Industry sector of employment

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

Surrey Hills’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
Surrey Hills - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50.10.3120.30.3-7
Mining40.10.390.20.3-5
Manufacturing2616.05.63167.66.5-55
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.70.8230.60.6+7
Construction1934.44.51854.44.0+8
Wholesale trade1974.54.61994.85.1-2
Retail Trade3989.29.73628.710.1+36
Accommodation and Food Services1864.35.92285.55.8-42
Transport, Postal and Warehousing912.12.3661.62.2+26
Information Media and Telecommunications1282.92.91162.83.1+11
Financial and Insurance Services3778.77.43388.17.3+39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services922.12.1761.82.1+16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services64514.915.557113.715.0+74
Administrative and Support Services1162.73.11343.23.3-18
Public Administration and Safety2295.34.41724.14.4+57
Education and Training52412.110.149111.810.3+33
Health Care and Social Assistance60013.913.757913.912.9+21
Arts and Recreation Services1012.32.1922.21.9+9
Other Services1102.52.51283.12.6-18
Inadequately described or not stated471.12.0731.72.3-26

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, Surrey Hills: 0.1% Mining, Surrey Hills: 0.1% Manufacturing, Surrey Hills: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surrey Hills: 0.7% Construction, Surrey Hills: 4.4% Wholesale trade, Surrey Hills: 4.5% Retail Trade, Surrey Hills: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Surrey Hills: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surrey Hills: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Surrey Hills: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Surrey Hills: 8.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surrey Hills: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surrey Hills: 14.9% Administrative and Support Services, Surrey Hills: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Surrey Hills: 5.3% Education and Training, Surrey Hills: 12.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Surrey Hills: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Surrey Hills: 2.3% Other Services, Surrey Hills: 2.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Surrey Hills: 1.1%
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, Surrey Hills: -7 Mining, Surrey Hills: -5 Manufacturing, Surrey Hills: -55 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surrey Hills: +7 Construction, Surrey Hills: +8 Wholesale trade, Surrey Hills: -2 Retail Trade, Surrey Hills: +36 Accommodation and Food Services, Surrey Hills: -42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surrey Hills: +26 Information Media and Telecommunications, Surrey Hills: +11 Financial and Insurance Services, Surrey Hills: +39 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surrey Hills: +16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surrey Hills: +74 Administrative and Support Services, Surrey Hills: -18 Public Administration and Safety, Surrey Hills: +57 Education and Training, Surrey Hills: +33 Health Care and Social Assistance, Surrey Hills: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, Surrey Hills: +9 Other Services, Surrey Hills: -18 Inadequately described or not stated, Surrey Hills: -26
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (645 people or 14.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (600 people or 13.9%)
  • Education and Training (524 people or 12.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,769 people in total or 40.8% 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 Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (12.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (8.7% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (4.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Hills increased by 165 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+74 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+57 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-55 persons)