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Altona North

Industry sector of employment

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

Altona North’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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.260.20.2-6
Mining40.10.200.00.2+4
Manufacturing52012.811.359816.614.0-78
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services411.00.9190.50.7+22
Construction3488.67.72677.46.7+81
Wholesale trade2175.34.62196.15.1-2
Retail Trade45111.19.145612.69.9-5
Accommodation and Food Services2486.15.82105.85.4+37
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3638.97.53379.37.8+27
Information Media and Telecommunications761.92.4361.02.6+40
Financial and Insurance Services1844.54.91614.44.6+24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services340.81.5371.01.5-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2446.08.21694.77.4+75
Administrative and Support Services1573.93.61423.93.9+16
Public Administration and Safety2014.96.41865.16.4+15
Education and Training2446.07.81744.87.0+70
Health Care and Social Assistance3318.19.42537.08.7+78
Arts and Recreation Services771.92.1752.11.9+1
Other Services1634.03.41383.83.3+26
Inadequately described or not stated1583.92.71273.52.9+31

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 North: 0.0% Mining, Altona North: 0.1% Manufacturing, Altona North: 12.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona North: 1.0% Construction, Altona North: 8.6% Wholesale trade, Altona North: 5.3% Retail Trade, Altona North: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Altona North: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona North: 8.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona North: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Altona North: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona North: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona North: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Altona North: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Altona North: 4.9% Education and Training, Altona North: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona North: 8.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Altona North: 1.9% Other Services, Altona North: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Altona North: 3.9%
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 North: -6 Mining, Altona North: +4 Manufacturing, Altona North: -78 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Altona North: +22 Construction, Altona North: +81 Wholesale trade, Altona North: -2 Retail Trade, Altona North: -5 Accommodation and Food Services, Altona North: +37 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Altona North: +27 Information Media and Telecommunications, Altona North: +40 Financial and Insurance Services, Altona North: +24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Altona North: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Altona North: +75 Administrative and Support Services, Altona North: +16 Public Administration and Safety, Altona North: +15 Education and Training, Altona North: +70 Health Care and Social Assistance, Altona North: +78 Arts and Recreation Services, Altona North: +1 Other Services, Altona North: +26 Inadequately described or not stated, Altona North: +31
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 North in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (520 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (451 people or 11.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (363 people or 8.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,334 people in total or 32.9% 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 North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (12.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.0% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona North increased by 453 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+81 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-78 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+78 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+75 persons)