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Rowville (Central)

Industry sector of employment

More Rowville (Central) residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

Rowville (Central)’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
Rowville (Central) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.2120.20.2-12
Mining00.00.1110.10.1-11
Manufacturing1,11213.613.91,38717.416.5-275
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services911.11.0570.70.8+34
Construction7509.19.66317.98.6+119
Wholesale trade5636.96.95937.47.3-30
Retail Trade1,16414.212.31,26015.813.5-96
Accommodation and Food Services3864.74.83884.94.7-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3023.73.73404.33.8-38
Information Media and Telecommunications1962.42.01612.02.1+35
Financial and Insurance Services3594.44.13164.04.0+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1311.61.2981.21.2+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5316.56.95186.56.2+13
Administrative and Support Services2312.83.22363.03.3-5
Public Administration and Safety3003.74.42963.74.2+4
Education and Training5556.87.04615.86.2+94
Health Care and Social Assistance82710.110.86327.99.5+195
Arts and Recreation Services811.01.3961.21.3-15
Other Services3744.64.43604.54.2+14
Inadequately described or not stated2523.12.31361.72.3+116

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, Rowville (Central): 0.0% Mining, Rowville (Central): 0.0% Manufacturing, Rowville (Central): 13.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rowville (Central): 1.1% Construction, Rowville (Central): 9.1% Wholesale trade, Rowville (Central): 6.9% Retail Trade, Rowville (Central): 14.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Rowville (Central): 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rowville (Central): 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rowville (Central): 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Rowville (Central): 4.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rowville (Central): 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rowville (Central): 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Rowville (Central): 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Rowville (Central): 3.7% Education and Training, Rowville (Central): 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rowville (Central): 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Rowville (Central): 1.0% Other Services, Rowville (Central): 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Rowville (Central): 3.1%
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, Rowville (Central): -12 Mining, Rowville (Central): -11 Manufacturing, Rowville (Central): -275 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rowville (Central): +34 Construction, Rowville (Central): +119 Wholesale trade, Rowville (Central): -30 Retail Trade, Rowville (Central): -96 Accommodation and Food Services, Rowville (Central): -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rowville (Central): -38 Information Media and Telecommunications, Rowville (Central): +35 Financial and Insurance Services, Rowville (Central): +43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rowville (Central): +33 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rowville (Central): +13 Administrative and Support Services, Rowville (Central): -5 Public Administration and Safety, Rowville (Central): +4 Education and Training, Rowville (Central): +94 Health Care and Social Assistance, Rowville (Central): +195 Arts and Recreation Services, Rowville (Central): -15 Other Services, Rowville (Central): +14 Inadequately described or not stated, Rowville (Central): +116
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 Rowville (Central) in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,164 people or 14.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,112 people or 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (827 people or 10.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,103 people in total or 37.8% of the total employed resident population.

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

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Rowville (Central) and the City of Knox was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (14.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rowville (Central) increased by 216 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Rowville (Central) were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-275 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+195 persons)
  • Construction (+119 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-96 persons)