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Industry sector of employment

More Sunshine residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Sunshine’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
Sunshine - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.360.20.3-6
Mining00.00.130.10.1-3
Manufacturing47613.115.745514.719.3+21
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.80.9220.70.6+8
Construction2216.17.81635.37.3+58
Wholesale trade1303.64.51474.84.9-17
Retail Trade3569.811.12789.011.6+78
Accommodation and Food Services2978.16.62136.96.0+84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2757.59.22939.58.7-18
Information Media and Telecommunications661.81.6742.41.8-8
Financial and Insurance Services1704.74.31414.63.9+29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services351.01.1250.81.1+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2045.64.91575.14.3+47
Administrative and Support Services1815.04.01715.54.3+10
Public Administration and Safety1955.34.51735.64.3+22
Education and Training2567.05.42136.94.9+43
Health Care and Social Assistance37310.29.12628.57.5+111
Arts and Recreation Services842.31.5371.21.3+47
Other Services1313.63.71334.33.7-2
Inadequately described or not stated1674.63.81234.04.0+44

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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine: 0.0% Mining, Sunshine: 0.0% Manufacturing, Sunshine: 13.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine: 0.8% Construction, Sunshine: 6.1% Wholesale trade, Sunshine: 3.6% Retail Trade, Sunshine: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine: 7.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine: 5.0% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine: 5.3% Education and Training, Sunshine: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine: 2.3% Other Services, Sunshine: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine: 4.6%
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, Sunshine: -6 Mining, Sunshine: -3 Manufacturing, Sunshine: +21 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine: +8 Construction, Sunshine: +58 Wholesale trade, Sunshine: -17 Retail Trade, Sunshine: +78 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine: +84 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine: -18 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine: +29 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine: +47 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine: +10 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine: +22 Education and Training, Sunshine: +43 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine: +111 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine: +47 Other Services, Sunshine: -2 Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine: +44
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 Sunshine in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (476 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (373 people or 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (356 people or 9.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,205 people in total or 33.0% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 15.7% in Manufacturing; 9.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (7.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.5% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine increased by 558 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+111 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+84 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+78 persons)
  • Construction (+58 persons)