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Williamstown

Industry sector of employment

More Williamstown residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry in 2016.

Williamstown’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
Williamstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.10.360.10.2-3
Mining160.30.240.10.2+12
Manufacturing3135.87.73887.311.3-75
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services751.41.2430.80.9+32
Construction3797.08.03807.27.7-2
Retail Trade4438.29.04278.19.1+16
Wholesale trade1713.23.51993.84.6-28
Accommodation and Food Services2685.05.82624.95.8+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2524.77.42705.17.5-19
Information Media and Telecommunications1442.72.41873.52.4-43
Financial and Insurance Services2755.14.72945.54.9-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1222.31.71172.21.5+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services67112.48.665012.38.2+21
Administrative and Support Services1522.83.51512.83.6+1
Public Administration and Safety3746.96.53626.86.4+12
Education and Training65812.28.961611.67.8+42
Health Care and Social Assistance58410.810.054210.29.4+42
Arts and Recreation Services1332.52.31372.62.1-4
Other Services1552.93.51593.03.4-4
Inadequately described or not stated2103.94.81011.92.7+108

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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Williamstown: 0.1% Mining, Williamstown: 0.3% Manufacturing, Williamstown: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Williamstown: 1.4% Construction, Williamstown: 7.0% Retail Trade, Williamstown: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Williamstown: 3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Williamstown: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Williamstown: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Williamstown: 2.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Williamstown: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Williamstown: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Williamstown: 12.4% Administrative and Support Services, Williamstown: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Williamstown: 6.9% Education and Training, Williamstown: 12.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Williamstown: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Williamstown: 2.5% Other Services, Williamstown: 2.9%
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, Williamstown: -3 Mining, Williamstown: +12 Manufacturing, Williamstown: -75 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Williamstown: +32 Construction, Williamstown: -2 Retail Trade, Williamstown: +16 Wholesale trade, Williamstown: -28 Accommodation and Food Services, Williamstown: +7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Williamstown: -19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Williamstown: -43 Financial and Insurance Services, Williamstown: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Williamstown: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Williamstown: +21 Administrative and Support Services, Williamstown: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Williamstown: +12 Education and Training, Williamstown: +42 Health Care and Social Assistance, Williamstown: +42 Arts and Recreation Services, Williamstown: -4 Other Services, Williamstown: -4
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 Williamstown in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (671 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (658 people or 12.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (584 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,913 people in total or 35.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Hobsons Bay City employed 8.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 8.9% in Education and Training; and 10.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (12.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (12.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (4.7% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.8% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Williamstown increased by 101 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Williamstown was for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-75 persons)

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