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Industry sector of employment

More Boronia residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Boronia’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
Boronia - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing160.20.2420.40.2-26
Mining30.00.100.00.1+3
Manufacturing1,57214.913.91,78417.616.5-212
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1021.01.0800.80.8+22
Construction1,14110.89.69579.48.6+183
Wholesale trade6756.46.96966.97.3-21
Retail Trade1,17311.112.31,29912.813.5-127
Accommodation and Food Services4484.24.84334.34.7+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3633.43.74014.03.8-39
Information Media and Telecommunications1831.72.01971.92.1-14
Financial and Insurance Services3553.44.13203.24.0+35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1191.11.2930.91.2+26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6646.36.95095.06.2+155
Administrative and Support Services4103.93.23503.53.3+60
Public Administration and Safety5204.94.44584.54.2+63
Education and Training7306.97.06146.16.2+116
Health Care and Social Assistance1,20111.410.81,03610.29.5+164
Arts and Recreation Services1451.41.31341.31.3+11
Other Services4634.44.44924.94.2-29
Inadequately described or not stated2752.62.32372.32.3+38

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, 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Boronia: 0.2% Mining, Boronia: 0.0% Manufacturing, Boronia: 14.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Boronia: 1.0% Construction, Boronia: 10.8% Wholesale trade, Boronia: 6.4% Retail Trade, Boronia: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Boronia: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Boronia: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Boronia: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Boronia: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Boronia: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Boronia: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Boronia: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Boronia: 4.9% Education and Training, Boronia: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Boronia: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Boronia: 1.4% Other Services, Boronia: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Boronia: 2.6%
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, Boronia: -26 Mining, Boronia: +3 Manufacturing, Boronia: -212 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Boronia: +22 Construction, Boronia: +183 Wholesale trade, Boronia: -21 Retail Trade, Boronia: -127 Accommodation and Food Services, Boronia: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Boronia: -39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Boronia: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, Boronia: +35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Boronia: +26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Boronia: +155 Administrative and Support Services, Boronia: +60 Public Administration and Safety, Boronia: +63 Education and Training, Boronia: +116 Health Care and Social Assistance, Boronia: +164 Arts and Recreation Services, Boronia: +11 Other Services, Boronia: -29 Inadequately described or not stated, Boronia: +38
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 Boronia in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,572 people or 14.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,201 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (1,173 people or 11.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,946 people in total or 37.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 13.9% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 12.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.1% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Boronia increased by 426 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-212 persons)
  • Construction (+183 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+164 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+155 persons)

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