City of Belmont
Industry sectors of employment
More City of Belmont residents work in retail trade than any other industry.
City of Belmont’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|
|City of Belmont||2011||2006||Change|
|Industry sector||Number||%||EMRC area||Number||%||EMRC area||2006 to 2011|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||28||0.2||0.7||37||0.3||1.0||-9||14001|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||191||1.1||1.0||111||0.8||0.9||+80||14004|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,223||7.1||5.7||983||7.0||5.5||+240||14008|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,292||7.5||6.1||989||7.0||5.8||+303||14009|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||196||1.1||1.1||241||1.7||1.5||-45||14010|
|Financial and Insurance Services||479||2.8||2.6||433||3.1||2.8||+46||14011|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||377||2.2||1.7||250||1.8||1.9||+127||14012|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,235||7.1||6.7||874||6.2||5.9||+361||14013|
|Administrative and Support Services||680||3.9||3.2||457||3.3||3.2||+223||14014|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,063||6.1||6.9||901||6.4||6.7||+162||14015|
|Education and Training||977||5.6||7.2||815||5.8||6.9||+162||14016|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,515||8.7||9.8||1,262||9.0||9.8||+253||14017|
|Arts and Recreation Services||527||3.0||1.6||331||2.4||1.4||+196||14018|
|Inadequately described or not stated||433||2.5||2.3||397||2.8||2.8||+36||14020|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||17,318||100.0||100.0||14,061||100.0||100.0||+3,257|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Belmont in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Retail Trade (1,550 people or 9.0%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (1,515 people or 8.7%)
- Construction (1,505 people or 8.7%)
In combination these three industries employed 4,570 people in total or 26.4% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, EMRC area employed 10.6% in Retail Trade; 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.5% in Construction.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of City of Belmont and EMRC area were:
- A larger percentage of persons employed in arts and recreation services (3.0% compared to 1.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.1% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.5% compared to 6.1%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed in mining (6.0% compared to 4.7%)
The number of employed people in City of Belmont increased by 3,257 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in City of Belmont were for those employed in:
- Mining (+496 persons)
- Construction (+378 persons)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+361 persons)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+303 persons)