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Altona Meadows

Industry sector of employment

More Altona Meadows residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Altona Meadows - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing0--0.3110.10.2-11
Mining30.00.280.10.2-5
Manufacturing88010.07.71,30514.511.3-425
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services861.01.2440.50.9+42
Construction7218.28.07388.27.7-17
Retail Trade91510.49.095010.59.1-35
Wholesale trade3243.73.54424.94.6-118
Accommodation and Food Services5115.85.84875.45.8+24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8639.87.48469.47.5+17
Information Media and Telecommunications1201.42.41661.82.4-46
Financial and Insurance Services3524.04.73984.44.9-46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1091.21.71011.11.5+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5496.28.64655.28.2+84
Administrative and Support Services3684.23.53994.43.6-31
Public Administration and Safety5065.86.54955.56.4+11
Education and Training6747.78.95496.17.8+125
Health Care and Social Assistance8679.910.08139.09.4+54
Arts and Recreation Services1561.82.31741.92.1-18
Other Services3774.33.53253.63.4+52
Inadequately described or not stated4174.74.83103.42.7+107

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Mining, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Hobsons Bay City: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Construction, Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% Retail Trade, Hobsons Bay City: 9.0% Wholesale trade, Hobsons Bay City: 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Hobsons Bay City: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Administrative and Support Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Hobsons Bay City: 6.5% Education and Training, Hobsons Bay City: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hobsons Bay City: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Hobsons Bay City: 2.3% Other Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.5% Mining, Altona Meadows: 0.0% Manufacturing, Altona Meadows: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona Meadows: 1.0% Construction, Altona Meadows: 8.2% Retail Trade, Altona Meadows: 10.4% Wholesale trade, Altona Meadows: 3.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Altona Meadows: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona Meadows: 9.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona Meadows: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Altona Meadows: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona Meadows: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona Meadows: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Altona Meadows: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, Altona Meadows: 5.8% Education and Training, Altona Meadows: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona Meadows: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Altona Meadows: 1.8% Other Services, Altona Meadows: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Altona Meadows: -11 Mining, Altona Meadows: -5 Manufacturing, Altona Meadows: -425 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona Meadows: +42 Construction, Altona Meadows: -17 Retail Trade, Altona Meadows: -35 Wholesale trade, Altona Meadows: -118 Accommodation and Food Services, Altona Meadows: +24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona Meadows: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona Meadows: -46 Financial and Insurance Services, Altona Meadows: -46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona Meadows: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona Meadows: +84 Administrative and Support Services, Altona Meadows: -31 Public Administration and Safety, Altona Meadows: +11 Education and Training, Altona Meadows: +125 Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona Meadows: +54 Arts and Recreation Services, Altona Meadows: -18 Other Services, Altona Meadows: +52
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (915 people or 10.4%)
  • Manufacturing (880 people or 10.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (867 people or 9.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,662 people in total or 30.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Hobsons Bay City employed 9.0% in Retail Trade; 7.7% in Manufacturing; and 10.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 transport, postal and warehousing (9.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (10.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.2% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona Meadows decreased by 228 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Altona Meadows were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-425 persons)
  • Education and Training (+125 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-118 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+84 persons)

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