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Ferntree Gully

Industry sector of employment

More Ferntree Gully residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Ferntree Gully’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
Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90.10.2390.30.2-30
Mining80.10.1120.10.1-4
Manufacturing1,96414.513.92,15517.116.5-191
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1230.91.01110.90.8+12
Construction1,52611.39.61,31410.48.6+212
Wholesale trade9346.96.99647.67.3-29
Retail Trade1,61111.912.31,61412.813.5-3
Accommodation and Food Services5624.14.85614.44.7+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5564.13.75004.03.8+56
Information Media and Telecommunications2832.12.02431.92.1+40
Financial and Insurance Services4623.44.13212.54.0+141
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1471.11.21291.01.2+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8446.26.96695.36.2+175
Administrative and Support Services4693.53.24543.63.3+14
Public Administration and Safety5824.34.45654.54.2+17
Education and Training9086.77.07586.06.2+150
Health Care and Social Assistance1,43010.510.81,1669.29.5+264
Arts and Recreation Services1961.41.31621.31.3+35
Other Services6244.64.45224.14.2+102
Inadequately described or not stated3172.32.33592.82.3-42

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, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% Mining, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% Manufacturing, Ferntree Gully: 14.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ferntree Gully: 0.9% Construction, Ferntree Gully: 11.3% Wholesale trade, Ferntree Gully: 6.9% Retail Trade, Ferntree Gully: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Ferntree Gully: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ferntree Gully: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ferntree Gully: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Ferntree Gully: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ferntree Gully: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ferntree Gully: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Ferntree Gully: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Ferntree Gully: 4.3% Education and Training, Ferntree Gully: 6.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ferntree Gully: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Ferntree Gully: 1.4% Other Services, Ferntree Gully: 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Ferntree Gully: 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, Ferntree Gully: -30 Mining, Ferntree Gully: -4 Manufacturing, Ferntree Gully: -191 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ferntree Gully: +12 Construction, Ferntree Gully: +212 Wholesale trade, Ferntree Gully: -29 Retail Trade, Ferntree Gully: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Ferntree Gully: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ferntree Gully: +56 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ferntree Gully: +40 Financial and Insurance Services, Ferntree Gully: +141 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ferntree Gully: +19 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ferntree Gully: +175 Administrative and Support Services, Ferntree Gully: +14 Public Administration and Safety, Ferntree Gully: +17 Education and Training, Ferntree Gully: +150 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ferntree Gully: +264 Arts and Recreation Services, Ferntree Gully: +35 Other Services, Ferntree Gully: +102 Inadequately described or not stated, Ferntree Gully: -42
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 Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,964 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,611 people or 11.9%)
  • Construction (1,526 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 5,101 people in total or 37.6% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 13.9% in Manufacturing; 12.3% in Retail Trade; and 9.6% in Construction.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (11.3% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ferntree Gully increased by 938 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+264 persons)
  • Construction (+212 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-191 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+175 persons)