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Altona Meadows

Industry sector of employment

More Altona Meadows residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Altona Meadows’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
Altona Meadows - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing110.10.2200.20.2-9
Mining80.10.2180.20.2-10
Manufacturing1,30514.511.31,53017.214.0-225
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services440.50.9670.80.7-23
Construction7388.27.75966.76.7+142
Wholesale trade4424.94.64845.55.1-42
Retail Trade95010.59.11,02911.69.9-79
Accommodation and Food Services4875.45.84775.45.4+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8469.47.58179.27.8+29
Information Media and Telecommunications1661.82.41661.92.60
Financial and Insurance Services3984.44.93524.04.6+46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1011.11.51341.51.5-33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4655.28.24735.37.4-8
Administrative and Support Services3994.43.63724.23.9+27
Public Administration and Safety4955.56.44825.46.4+13
Education and Training5496.17.84324.97.0+117
Health Care and Social Assistance8139.09.46917.88.7+122
Arts and Recreation Services1741.92.11451.61.9+29
Other Services3253.63.43053.43.3+20
Inadequately described or not stated3103.42.72893.32.9+21

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, 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Altona Meadows: 0.1% Mining, Altona Meadows: 0.1% Manufacturing, Altona Meadows: 14.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona Meadows: 0.5% Construction, Altona Meadows: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Altona Meadows: 4.9% Retail Trade, Altona Meadows: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Altona Meadows: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona Meadows: 9.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona Meadows: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Altona Meadows: 4.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona Meadows: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona Meadows: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Altona Meadows: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, Altona Meadows: 5.5% Education and Training, Altona Meadows: 6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona Meadows: 9.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Altona Meadows: 1.9% Other Services, Altona Meadows: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Altona Meadows: 3.4%
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, Altona Meadows: -9 Mining, Altona Meadows: -10 Manufacturing, Altona Meadows: -225 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona Meadows: -23 Construction, Altona Meadows: +142 Wholesale trade, Altona Meadows: -42 Retail Trade, Altona Meadows: -79 Accommodation and Food Services, Altona Meadows: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona Meadows: +29 Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona Meadows: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Altona Meadows: +46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona Meadows: -33 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona Meadows: -8 Administrative and Support Services, Altona Meadows: +27 Public Administration and Safety, Altona Meadows: +13 Education and Training, Altona Meadows: +117 Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona Meadows: +122 Arts and Recreation Services, Altona Meadows: +29 Other Services, Altona Meadows: +20 Inadequately described or not stated, Altona Meadows: +21
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 Altona Meadows in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,305 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (950 people or 10.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (846 people or 9.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,101 people in total or 34.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Hobsons Bay City employed 11.3% in Manufacturing; 9.1% in Retail Trade; and 7.5% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (14.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (9.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.1% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona Meadows increased by 147 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-225 persons)
  • Construction (+142 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+122 persons)
  • Education and Training (+117 persons)