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Sunshine West

Industry sector of employment

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

Sunshine West’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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.3160.30.3-16
Mining40.10.100.00.1+4
Manufacturing1,16919.015.71,30523.619.3-136
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services510.80.9360.70.6+15
Construction4066.67.83185.87.3+88
Wholesale trade3445.64.52664.84.9+78
Retail Trade67511.011.158710.611.6+88
Accommodation and Food Services4347.16.63155.76.0+119
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5869.59.25139.38.7+73
Information Media and Telecommunications861.41.6951.71.8-9
Financial and Insurance Services2403.94.32304.23.9+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services460.71.1380.71.1+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2514.14.91973.64.3+54
Administrative and Support Services2534.14.01893.44.3+64
Public Administration and Safety2353.84.52153.94.3+20
Education and Training2524.15.42334.24.9+19
Health Care and Social Assistance5288.69.14247.77.5+104
Arts and Recreation Services941.51.5861.61.3+8
Other Services2183.53.71693.13.7+49
Inadequately described or not stated2824.63.82955.34.0-13

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 West: 0.0% Mining, Sunshine West: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sunshine West: 19.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine West: 0.8% Construction, Sunshine West: 6.6% Wholesale trade, Sunshine West: 5.6% Retail Trade, Sunshine West: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine West: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine West: 9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine West: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine West: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine West: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine West: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine West: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine West: 3.8% Education and Training, Sunshine West: 4.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine West: 8.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine West: 1.5% Other Services, Sunshine West: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine West: 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 West: -16 Mining, Sunshine West: +4 Manufacturing, Sunshine West: -136 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine West: +15 Construction, Sunshine West: +88 Wholesale trade, Sunshine West: +78 Retail Trade, Sunshine West: +88 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine West: +119 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine West: +73 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine West: -9 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine West: +10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine West: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine West: +54 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine West: +64 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine West: +20 Education and Training, Sunshine West: +19 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine West: +104 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine West: +8 Other Services, Sunshine West: +49 Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine West: -13
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,169 people or 19.0%)
  • Retail Trade (675 people or 11.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (586 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,430 people in total or 39.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 15.7% in Manufacturing; 11.1% in Retail Trade; and 9.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (19.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (5.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (4.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine West increased by 627 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-136 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+119 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+104 persons)
  • Construction (+88 persons)