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Industry sector of employment

More Brooklyn residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2016.

Brooklyn’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
Brooklyn - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing0--0.30--0.20
Mining30.30.20--0.2+3
Manufacturing818.57.710413.611.3-23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.91.2141.80.9-5
Construction9810.38.0597.77.7+39
Retail Trade929.79.0759.89.1+17
Wholesale trade303.23.5445.84.6-14
Accommodation and Food Services707.45.8526.85.8+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing697.37.4587.67.5+11
Information Media and Telecommunications161.72.4111.42.4+5
Financial and Insurance Services495.24.7385.04.9+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services181.91.7222.91.5-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services616.48.6334.38.2+28
Administrative and Support Services475.03.5344.53.6+13
Public Administration and Safety485.16.5334.36.4+15
Education and Training727.68.9395.17.8+33
Health Care and Social Assistance757.910.0618.09.4+14
Arts and Recreation Services272.82.3273.52.10
Other Services394.13.5324.23.4+7
Inadequately described or not stated454.74.8283.72.7+17

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, Brooklyn: 0.3% Manufacturing, Brooklyn: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brooklyn: 0.9% Construction, Brooklyn: 10.3% Retail Trade, Brooklyn: 9.7% Wholesale trade, Brooklyn: 3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Brooklyn: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brooklyn: 7.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Brooklyn: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Brooklyn: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brooklyn: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brooklyn: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Brooklyn: 5.0% Public Administration and Safety, Brooklyn: 5.1% Education and Training, Brooklyn: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Brooklyn: 7.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Brooklyn: 2.8% Other Services, Brooklyn: 4.1%
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, Brooklyn: 0 Mining, Brooklyn: +3 Manufacturing, Brooklyn: -23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brooklyn: -5 Construction, Brooklyn: +39 Retail Trade, Brooklyn: +17 Wholesale trade, Brooklyn: -14 Accommodation and Food Services, Brooklyn: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brooklyn: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Brooklyn: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Brooklyn: +11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brooklyn: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brooklyn: +28 Administrative and Support Services, Brooklyn: +13 Public Administration and Safety, Brooklyn: +15 Education and Training, Brooklyn: +33 Health Care and Social Assistance, Brooklyn: +14 Arts and Recreation Services, Brooklyn: 0 Other Services, Brooklyn: +7
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 Brooklyn in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (98 people or 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (92 people or 9.7%)
  • Manufacturing (81 people or 8.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 271 people in total or 28.6% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Hobsons Bay City employed 8.0% in Construction; 9.0% in Retail Trade; and 7.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (7.9% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brooklyn increased by 185 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2011 and 2016.

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