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Industry sector of employment

More The Basin residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The Basin’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
The Basin - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130.50.260.30.2+7
Mining10.00.100.00.1+1
Manufacturing35314.813.938016.716.5-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services200.81.0170.70.8+3
Construction31313.29.626911.88.6+44
Wholesale trade1496.36.91576.97.3-8
Retail Trade25410.712.322710.013.5+27
Accommodation and Food Services883.74.8954.24.7-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing873.73.7763.33.8+11
Information Media and Telecommunications261.12.0421.82.1-16
Financial and Insurance Services582.44.1652.94.0-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services431.81.2150.71.2+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1355.76.91255.56.2+10
Administrative and Support Services763.23.2743.33.3+2
Public Administration and Safety1225.14.41175.14.2+5
Education and Training1697.17.01576.96.2+12
Health Care and Social Assistance26911.310.824911.09.5+20
Arts and Recreation Services421.81.3321.41.3+10
Other Services1074.54.41265.54.2-19
Inadequately described or not stated522.22.3431.92.3+9

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, The Basin: 0.5% Mining, The Basin: 0.0% Manufacturing, The Basin: 14.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Basin: 0.8% Construction, The Basin: 13.2% Wholesale trade, The Basin: 6.3% Retail Trade, The Basin: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, The Basin: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Basin: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Basin: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, The Basin: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Basin: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Basin: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, The Basin: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, The Basin: 5.1% Education and Training, The Basin: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Basin: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, The Basin: 1.8% Other Services, The Basin: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, The Basin: 2.2%
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, The Basin: +7 Mining, The Basin: +1 Manufacturing, The Basin: -27 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Basin: +3 Construction, The Basin: +44 Wholesale trade, The Basin: -8 Retail Trade, The Basin: +27 Accommodation and Food Services, The Basin: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Basin: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Basin: -16 Financial and Insurance Services, The Basin: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Basin: +28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Basin: +10 Administrative and Support Services, The Basin: +2 Public Administration and Safety, The Basin: +5 Education and Training, The Basin: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Basin: +20 Arts and Recreation Services, The Basin: +10 Other Services, The Basin: -19 Inadequately described or not stated, The Basin: +9
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 The Basin in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (353 people or 14.8%)
  • Construction (313 people or 13.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (269 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 935 people in total or 39.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 13.9% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Construction; and 10.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (13.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (10.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.7% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in The Basin increased by 103 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in The Basin between 2006 and 2011.