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Sunshine

Industry sector of employment

More Sunshine residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Sunshine - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing310.70.60--0.3+31
Mining0--0.10--0.10
Manufacturing3929.410.947613.115.7-84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services310.70.9300.80.9+1
Construction2816.77.72216.17.8+60
Retail Trade3959.510.53569.811.1+39
Wholesale trade1303.13.41303.64.50
Accommodation and Food Services3959.57.52978.16.6+98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3147.59.52757.59.2+39
Information Media and Telecommunications731.81.5661.81.6+7
Financial and Insurance Services1664.03.61704.74.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services431.01.3351.01.1+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2165.24.72045.64.9+12
Administrative and Support Services2265.44.41815.04.0+45
Public Administration and Safety2155.24.41955.34.5+20
Education and Training3077.46.12567.05.4+51
Health Care and Social Assistance41810.09.937310.29.1+45
Arts and Recreation Services721.71.6842.31.5-12
Other Services1804.34.21313.63.7+49
Inadequately described or not stated2826.87.21674.63.8+115

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Construction, City of Brimbank: 7.7% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 10.5% Wholesale trade, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine: 0.7% Manufacturing, Sunshine: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine: 0.7% Construction, Sunshine: 6.7% Retail Trade, Sunshine: 9.5% Wholesale trade, Sunshine: 3.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine: 7.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine: 5.4% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine: 5.2% Education and Training, Sunshine: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine: 1.7% Other Services, Sunshine: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine: +31 Mining, Sunshine: 0 Manufacturing, Sunshine: -84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine: +1 Construction, Sunshine: +60 Retail Trade, Sunshine: +39 Wholesale trade, Sunshine: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine: +98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine: +39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine: -4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine: +45 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine: +20 Education and Training, Sunshine: +51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine: +45 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine: -12 Other Services, Sunshine: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (418 people or 10.0%)
  • Retail Trade (395 people or 9.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (395 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,208 people in total or 29.0% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 9.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 7.5% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (9.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (7.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.4% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine increased by 520 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Sunshine were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+98 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-84 persons)
  • Construction (+60 persons)
  • Education and Training (+51 persons)

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