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St Albans

Industry sector of employment

More St Albans residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

St Albans’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
St Albans - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing360.30.3390.40.3-3
Mining00.00.160.10.1-6
Manufacturing2,18818.215.72,38121.519.3-193
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services710.60.9640.60.6+7
Construction8306.97.87686.97.3+62
Wholesale trade5314.44.55384.94.9-7
Retail Trade1,21810.111.11,22711.111.6-9
Accommodation and Food Services9768.16.67486.86.0+228
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1489.59.29288.48.7+220
Information Media and Telecommunications1351.11.61711.51.8-36
Financial and Insurance Services4123.44.33923.53.9+20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services790.71.1850.81.1-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4563.84.94073.74.3+49
Administrative and Support Services5874.94.05675.14.3+20
Public Administration and Safety4393.64.54283.94.3+11
Education and Training4864.05.44053.74.9+81
Health Care and Social Assistance1,1099.29.17867.17.5+323
Arts and Recreation Services1341.11.51581.41.3-24
Other Services4984.13.74153.83.7+83
Inadequately described or not stated7025.83.85404.94.0+162

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, St Albans: 0.3% Mining, St Albans: 0.0% Manufacturing, St Albans: 18.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, St Albans: 0.6% Construction, St Albans: 6.9% Wholesale trade, St Albans: 4.4% Retail Trade, St Albans: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, St Albans: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, St Albans: 9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, St Albans: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, St Albans: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, St Albans: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, St Albans: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, St Albans: 4.9% Public Administration and Safety, St Albans: 3.6% Education and Training, St Albans: 4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, St Albans: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, St Albans: 1.1% Other Services, St Albans: 4.1% Inadequately described or not stated, St Albans: 5.8%
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, St Albans: -3 Mining, St Albans: -6 Manufacturing, St Albans: -193 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, St Albans: +7 Construction, St Albans: +62 Wholesale trade, St Albans: -7 Retail Trade, St Albans: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, St Albans: +228 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, St Albans: +220 Information Media and Telecommunications, St Albans: -36 Financial and Insurance Services, St Albans: +20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, St Albans: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, St Albans: +49 Administrative and Support Services, St Albans: +20 Public Administration and Safety, St Albans: +11 Education and Training, St Albans: +81 Health Care and Social Assistance, St Albans: +323 Arts and Recreation Services, St Albans: -24 Other Services, St Albans: +83 Inadequately described or not stated, St Albans: +162
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 St Albans in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,188 people or 18.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,218 people or 10.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,148 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,554 people in total or 37.8% 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 St Albans and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (18.2% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (8.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (4.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (3.8% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in St Albans increased by 982 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+323 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+228 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+220 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-193 persons)