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Hobsons Bay City

Industry sector of employment

More Hobsons Bay City residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Hobsons Bay City’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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing820.20.5830.20.6-1
Mining930.20.2720.20.2+21
Manufacturing4,46611.310.85,10514.012.9-639
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3680.91.02470.70.7+121
Construction3,0427.78.22,4436.77.4+599
Wholesale trade1,8114.65.01,8705.15.5-59
Retail Trade3,5869.110.63,6089.911.3-22
Accommodation and Food Services2,2715.85.91,9755.45.6+296
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,9457.54.82,8377.84.7+108
Information Media and Telecommunications9592.42.39432.62.5+16
Financial and Insurance Services1,9434.94.81,6944.64.7+249
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6001.51.55431.51.4+57
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2518.28.92,6967.48.2+555
Administrative and Support Services1,4323.63.51,4083.93.5+24
Public Administration and Safety2,5206.45.12,3276.45.0+193
Education and Training3,0927.87.92,5597.07.6+533
Health Care and Social Assistance3,7189.411.13,1608.710.0+558
Arts and Recreation Services8442.11.86971.91.7+147
Other Services1,3473.43.61,2063.33.6+141
Inadequately described or not stated1,0702.72.51,0412.92.7+29

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Mining, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Hobsons Bay City: 11.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Construction, Hobsons Bay City: 7.7% Wholesale trade, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Retail Trade, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hobsons Bay City: 7.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Hobsons Bay City: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hobsons Bay City: 8.2% Administrative and Support Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Hobsons Bay City: 6.4% Education and Training, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hobsons Bay City: 9.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Other Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -1 Mining, Hobsons Bay City: +21 Manufacturing, Hobsons Bay City: -639 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hobsons Bay City: +121 Construction, Hobsons Bay City: +599 Wholesale trade, Hobsons Bay City: -59 Retail Trade, Hobsons Bay City: -22 Accommodation and Food Services, Hobsons Bay City: +296 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hobsons Bay City: +108 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hobsons Bay City: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, Hobsons Bay City: +249 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hobsons Bay City: +57 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hobsons Bay City: +555 Administrative and Support Services, Hobsons Bay City: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Hobsons Bay City: +193 Education and Training, Hobsons Bay City: +533 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hobsons Bay City: +558 Arts and Recreation Services, Hobsons Bay City: +147 Other Services, Hobsons Bay City: +141 Inadequately described or not stated, Hobsons Bay City: +29
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (4,466 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,718 people or 9.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,586 people or 9.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 11,770 people in total or 29.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.8% in Manufacturing; 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (9.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (9.1% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hobsons Bay City increased by 2,926 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Hobsons Bay City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-639 persons)
  • Construction (+599 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+558 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+555 persons)