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Sydenham District

Industry sector of employment

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

Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.00.3430.20.3-39
Mining140.10.1150.10.1-1
Manufacturing3,07813.615.73,74917.219.3-671
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1600.70.91420.70.6+18
Construction1,9988.87.81,7838.27.3+215
Wholesale trade1,0234.54.51,0935.04.9-70
Retail Trade2,90712.911.12,79712.811.6+110
Accommodation and Food Services1,3976.26.61,3086.06.0+89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1259.49.21,9018.78.7+224
Information Media and Telecommunications3701.61.64452.01.8-75
Financial and Insurance Services1,1305.04.31,0294.73.9+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2531.11.12881.31.1-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1985.34.91,0404.84.3+158
Administrative and Support Services8403.74.07803.64.3+60
Public Administration and Safety1,1235.04.59814.54.3+142
Education and Training1,2795.75.41,1085.14.9+171
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9378.69.11,5857.37.5+352
Arts and Recreation Services2661.21.52481.11.3+18
Other Services8483.73.77783.63.7+70
Inadequately described or not stated6642.93.87053.24.0-41

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, Sydenham District: 0.0% Mining, Sydenham District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sydenham District: 13.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydenham District: 0.7% Construction, Sydenham District: 8.8% Wholesale trade, Sydenham District: 4.5% Retail Trade, Sydenham District: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydenham District: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydenham District: 9.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydenham District: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydenham District: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydenham District: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydenham District: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Sydenham District: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Sydenham District: 5.0% Education and Training, Sydenham District: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydenham District: 8.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydenham District: 1.2% Other Services, Sydenham District: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Sydenham District: 2.9%
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, Sydenham District: -39 Mining, Sydenham District: -1 Manufacturing, Sydenham District: -671 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydenham District: +18 Construction, Sydenham District: +215 Wholesale trade, Sydenham District: -70 Retail Trade, Sydenham District: +110 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydenham District: +89 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydenham District: +224 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydenham District: -75 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydenham District: +102 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydenham District: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydenham District: +158 Administrative and Support Services, Sydenham District: +60 Public Administration and Safety, Sydenham District: +142 Education and Training, Sydenham District: +171 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydenham District: +352 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydenham District: +18 Other Services, Sydenham District: +70 Inadequately described or not stated, Sydenham District: -41
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 Sydenham District in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,078 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,907 people or 12.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,125 people or 9.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 8,110 people in total or 35.9% 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 Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (8.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.6% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sydenham District increased by 796 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-671 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+352 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+224 persons)
  • Construction (+215 persons)