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Harvester Ward

Industry sector of employment

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

Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing220.10.3470.30.3-25
Mining80.00.1160.10.1-8
Manufacturing3,27216.815.73,19520.819.3+77
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1430.70.91030.70.6+40
Construction1,2886.67.89145.97.3+374
Wholesale trade9264.84.57224.74.9+204
Retail Trade1,98110.211.11,58010.311.6+401
Accommodation and Food Services1,3957.26.69226.06.0+473
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7859.29.21,4219.38.7+364
Information Media and Telecommunications3371.71.63312.21.8+6
Financial and Insurance Services8414.34.35853.83.9+256
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1420.71.1970.61.1+45
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9665.04.96294.14.3+337
Administrative and Support Services8204.24.07154.74.3+105
Public Administration and Safety8554.44.56564.34.3+199
Education and Training9715.05.47204.74.9+251
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7819.29.11,2177.97.5+564
Arts and Recreation Services3481.81.52191.41.3+129
Other Services6883.53.75583.63.7+130
Inadequately described or not stated8734.53.87154.74.0+158

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, Harvester Ward: 0.1% Mining, Harvester Ward: 0.0% Manufacturing, Harvester Ward: 16.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Harvester Ward: 0.7% Construction, Harvester Ward: 6.6% Wholesale trade, Harvester Ward: 4.8% Retail Trade, Harvester Ward: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Harvester Ward: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Harvester Ward: 9.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Harvester Ward: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Harvester Ward: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Harvester Ward: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Harvester Ward: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Harvester Ward: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, Harvester Ward: 4.4% Education and Training, Harvester Ward: 5.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Harvester Ward: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Harvester Ward: 1.8% Other Services, Harvester Ward: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Harvester Ward: 4.5%
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, Harvester Ward: -25 Mining, Harvester Ward: -8 Manufacturing, Harvester Ward: +77 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Harvester Ward: +40 Construction, Harvester Ward: +374 Wholesale trade, Harvester Ward: +204 Retail Trade, Harvester Ward: +401 Accommodation and Food Services, Harvester Ward: +473 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Harvester Ward: +364 Information Media and Telecommunications, Harvester Ward: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Harvester Ward: +256 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Harvester Ward: +45 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Harvester Ward: +337 Administrative and Support Services, Harvester Ward: +105 Public Administration and Safety, Harvester Ward: +199 Education and Training, Harvester Ward: +251 Health Care and Social Assistance, Harvester Ward: +564 Arts and Recreation Services, Harvester Ward: +129 Other Services, Harvester Ward: +130 Inadequately described or not stated, Harvester Ward: +158
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,272 people or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,981 people or 10.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,785 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,038 people in total or 36.2% 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 Harvester Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (16.8% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Harvester Ward increased by 4,080 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+564 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+473 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+401 persons)
  • Construction (+374 persons)