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Grasslands Ward

Industry sector of employment

More Grasslands Ward residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Grasslands Ward’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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing370.20.3660.40.3-29
Mining30.00.1120.10.1-9
Manufacturing3,58217.415.73,83222.119.3-250
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1690.80.9940.50.6+75
Construction1,4467.07.81,1806.87.3+266
Wholesale trade9444.64.59035.24.9+41
Retail Trade2,14310.411.11,88110.811.6+262
Accommodation and Food Services1,3726.76.61,0626.16.0+310
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0069.89.21,5038.78.7+503
Information Media and Telecommunications2541.21.62771.61.8-23
Financial and Insurance Services8554.24.36103.53.9+245
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1610.81.11370.81.1+24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8904.34.96103.54.3+280
Administrative and Support Services9464.64.08314.84.3+115
Public Administration and Safety7963.94.56533.84.3+143
Education and Training9254.55.47064.14.9+219
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9739.69.11,3217.67.5+652
Arts and Recreation Services2881.41.52201.31.3+68
Other Services7173.53.76863.93.7+31
Inadequately described or not stated1,0645.23.87894.54.0+275

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, Grasslands Ward: 0.2% Mining, Grasslands Ward: 0.0% Manufacturing, Grasslands Ward: 17.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grasslands Ward: 0.8% Construction, Grasslands Ward: 7.0% Wholesale trade, Grasslands Ward: 4.6% Retail Trade, Grasslands Ward: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Grasslands Ward: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grasslands Ward: 9.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grasslands Ward: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Grasslands Ward: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grasslands Ward: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grasslands Ward: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Grasslands Ward: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Grasslands Ward: 3.9% Education and Training, Grasslands Ward: 4.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grasslands Ward: 9.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Grasslands Ward: 1.4% Other Services, Grasslands Ward: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Grasslands Ward: 5.2%
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, Grasslands Ward: -29 Mining, Grasslands Ward: -9 Manufacturing, Grasslands Ward: -250 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grasslands Ward: +75 Construction, Grasslands Ward: +266 Wholesale trade, Grasslands Ward: +41 Retail Trade, Grasslands Ward: +262 Accommodation and Food Services, Grasslands Ward: +310 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grasslands Ward: +503 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grasslands Ward: -23 Financial and Insurance Services, Grasslands Ward: +245 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grasslands Ward: +24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grasslands Ward: +280 Administrative and Support Services, Grasslands Ward: +115 Public Administration and Safety, Grasslands Ward: +143 Education and Training, Grasslands Ward: +219 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grasslands Ward: +652 Arts and Recreation Services, Grasslands Ward: +68 Other Services, Grasslands Ward: +31 Inadequately described or not stated, Grasslands Ward: +275
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,582 people or 17.4%)
  • Retail Trade (2,143 people or 10.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,006 people or 9.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,731 people in total or 37.6% 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 difference between the jobs held by the population of Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (17.4% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Grasslands Ward increased by 3,198 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+652 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+503 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+310 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+280 persons)