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Sunshine District

Industry sector of employment

More Sunshine District residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2016.

Sunshine District’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 District - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1250.70.6140.10.3+111
Mining140.10.180.00.1+6
Manufacturing2,13611.510.92,79216.915.7-656
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1140.60.91080.70.9+6
Construction1,2236.67.71,1006.77.8+123
Retail Trade1,88510.210.51,70710.411.1+178
Wholesale trade6253.43.47774.74.5-152
Accommodation and Food Services1,5908.67.51,2587.66.6+332
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6128.79.51,4799.09.2+133
Information Media and Telecommunications2541.41.52681.61.6-14
Financial and Insurance Services6643.63.66594.04.3+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2041.11.31050.61.1+99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8564.64.77494.54.9+107
Administrative and Support Services8664.74.47074.34.0+159
Public Administration and Safety8074.44.47154.34.5+92
Education and Training1,1056.06.18615.25.4+244
Health Care and Social Assistance1,89110.29.91,5169.29.1+375
Arts and Recreation Services2981.61.62971.81.5+1
Other Services8154.44.26023.73.7+213
Inadequately described or not stated1,4627.97.27554.63.8+707

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 District: 0.7% Mining, Sunshine District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sunshine District: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine District: 0.6% Construction, Sunshine District: 6.6% Retail Trade, Sunshine District: 10.2% Wholesale trade, Sunshine District: 3.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine District: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine District: 8.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine District: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine District: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine District: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine District: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine District: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine District: 4.4% Education and Training, Sunshine District: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine District: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine District: 1.6% Other Services, Sunshine District: 4.4%
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 District: +111 Mining, Sunshine District: +6 Manufacturing, Sunshine District: -656 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine District: +6 Construction, Sunshine District: +123 Retail Trade, Sunshine District: +178 Wholesale trade, Sunshine District: -152 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine District: +332 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine District: +133 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine District: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine District: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine District: +99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine District: +107 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine District: +159 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine District: +92 Education and Training, Sunshine District: +244 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine District: +375 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine District: +1 Other Services, Sunshine District: +213
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 District in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,136 people or 11.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,891 people or 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,885 people or 10.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 5,912 people in total or 31.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 10.9% in Manufacturing; 9.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (8.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine District increased by 2,069 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Manufacturing (-656 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+375 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+332 persons)
  • Education and Training (+244 persons)

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