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Industry sector of employment

More City of Brimbank residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Brimbank’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
City of Brimbank - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2300.30.52140.30.6+16
Mining970.10.2650.10.2+32
Manufacturing11,96715.710.813,15219.312.9-1,185
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6740.91.04240.60.7+250
Construction5,9357.88.24,9817.37.4+954
Wholesale trade3,4734.55.03,3454.95.5+128
Retail Trade8,44111.110.67,90711.611.3+534
Accommodation and Food Services5,0356.65.94,0816.05.6+954
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,0069.24.85,9218.74.7+1,085
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2261.62.31,2261.82.50
Financial and Insurance Services3,2474.34.82,6653.94.7+582
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8361.11.57381.11.4+98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,7074.98.92,9044.38.2+803
Administrative and Support Services3,0824.03.52,9334.33.5+149
Public Administration and Safety3,4404.55.12,9074.35.0+533
Education and Training4,0895.47.93,3134.97.6+776
Health Care and Social Assistance6,9469.111.15,1347.510.0+1,812
Arts and Recreation Services1,1691.51.88861.31.7+283
Other Services2,8503.73.62,5383.73.6+312
Inadequately described or not stated2,9313.82.52,7284.02.7+203

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 15.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Construction, City of Brimbank: 7.8% Wholesale trade, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 9.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 5.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: 3.8%
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, City of Brimbank: +16 Mining, City of Brimbank: +32 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: -1,185 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: +250 Construction, City of Brimbank: +954 Wholesale trade, City of Brimbank: +128 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: +534 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +954 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +1,085 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: +582 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +98 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +803 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +149 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: +533 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: +776 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +1,812 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +283 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +312 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: +203
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 City of Brimbank in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (11,967 people or 15.7%)
  • Retail Trade (8,441 people or 11.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7,006 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 27,414 people in total or 35.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.8% in Manufacturing; 10.6% in Retail Trade; and 4.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (15.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (9.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (5.4% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Brimbank increased by 8,319 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,812 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-1,185 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,085 persons)
  • Construction (+954 persons)