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Sunshine District

Industry sector of employment

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

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Sunshine District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing140.10.3470.30.3-33
Mining80.00.1130.10.1-5
Manufacturing2,79216.915.73,02120.719.3-229
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1080.70.9970.70.6+11
Construction1,1006.77.88635.97.3+237
Wholesale trade7774.74.56784.74.9+99
Retail Trade1,70710.411.11,50210.311.6+205
Accommodation and Food Services1,2587.66.68846.16.0+374
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4799.09.21,3469.28.7+133
Information Media and Telecommunications2681.61.63102.11.8-42
Financial and Insurance Services6594.04.35533.83.9+106
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1050.61.1910.61.1+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7494.54.95994.14.3+150
Administrative and Support Services7074.34.06754.64.3+32
Public Administration and Safety7154.34.56164.24.3+99
Education and Training8615.25.47014.84.9+160
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5169.29.11,1567.97.5+360
Arts and Recreation Services2971.81.52131.51.3+84
Other Services6023.73.75293.63.7+73
Inadequately described or not stated7554.63.86864.74.0+69

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 District: 0.1% Mining, Sunshine District: 0.0% Manufacturing, Sunshine District: 16.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine District: 0.7% Construction, Sunshine District: 6.7% Wholesale trade, Sunshine District: 4.7% Retail Trade, Sunshine District: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine District: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine District: 9.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine District: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine District: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine District: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine District: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine District: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine District: 4.3% Education and Training, Sunshine District: 5.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine District: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine District: 1.8% Other Services, Sunshine District: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine District: 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 District: -33 Mining, Sunshine District: -5 Manufacturing, Sunshine District: -229 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine District: +11 Construction, Sunshine District: +237 Wholesale trade, Sunshine District: +99 Retail Trade, Sunshine District: +205 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine District: +374 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine District: +133 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine District: -42 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine District: +106 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine District: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine District: +150 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine District: +32 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine District: +99 Education and Training, Sunshine District: +160 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine District: +360 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine District: +84 Other Services, Sunshine District: +73 Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine District: +69
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 District in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,792 people or 16.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,707 people or 10.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,516 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 6,015 people in total or 36.5% of the total employed resident population.

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

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 manufacturing (16.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.7% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine District increased by 1,897 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+374 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+360 persons)
  • Construction (+237 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-229 persons)