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Industry sector of employment

More City of Knox residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Knox’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
City of Knox - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1640.20.51740.20.6-10
Mining1010.10.2810.10.2+20
Manufacturing10,78413.910.812,44016.512.9-1,656
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7671.01.06240.80.7+143
Construction7,4779.68.26,5318.67.4+946
Wholesale trade5,3296.95.05,5047.35.5-175
Retail Trade9,51112.310.610,19913.511.3-688
Accommodation and Food Services3,7144.85.93,5294.75.6+185
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8613.74.82,8563.84.7+5
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5422.02.31,5942.12.5-52
Financial and Insurance Services3,1614.14.82,9914.04.7+170
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9231.21.58961.21.4+27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3536.98.94,6756.28.2+678
Administrative and Support Services2,4943.23.52,4683.33.5+26
Public Administration and Safety3,3934.45.13,1474.25.0+246
Education and Training5,4167.07.94,7066.27.6+710
Health Care and Social Assistance8,37010.811.17,1689.510.0+1,202
Arts and Recreation Services1,0201.31.89931.31.7+27
Other Services3,4034.43.63,2024.23.6+201
Inadequately described or not stated1,8092.32.51,7312.32.7+78

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Knox: 0.2% Mining, City of Knox: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Knox: 13.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Knox: 1.0% Construction, City of Knox: 9.6% Wholesale trade, City of Knox: 6.9% Retail Trade, City of Knox: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Knox: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Knox: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Knox: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Knox: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Knox: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Knox: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Knox: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Knox: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Knox: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Knox: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Knox: 1.3% Other Services, City of Knox: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Knox: 2.3%
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, City of Knox: -10 Mining, City of Knox: +20 Manufacturing, City of Knox: -1,656 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Knox: +143 Construction, City of Knox: +946 Wholesale trade, City of Knox: -175 Retail Trade, City of Knox: -688 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Knox: +185 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Knox: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Knox: -52 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Knox: +170 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Knox: +27 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Knox: +678 Administrative and Support Services, City of Knox: +26 Public Administration and Safety, City of Knox: +246 Education and Training, City of Knox: +710 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Knox: +1,202 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Knox: +27 Other Services, City of Knox: +201 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Knox: +78
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 City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (10,784 people or 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (9,511 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,370 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 28,665 people in total or 36.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.8% in Manufacturing; 10.6% in Retail Trade; and 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (6.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.9% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Knox increased by 2,083 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Knox were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,656 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,202 persons)
  • Construction (+946 persons)
  • Education and Training (+710 persons)