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Industry sector of employment

More The Basin residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
The Basin - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70.30.3130.50.2-6
Mining0--0.100.00.1-1
Manufacturing24110.79.935214.813.9-111
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221.01.0190.81.0+3
Construction32814.69.831213.29.6+16
Retail Trade2059.112.025310.712.3-48
Wholesale trade994.45.11486.36.9-49
Accommodation and Food Services954.25.4873.74.8+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing823.73.7873.73.7-4
Information Media and Telecommunications281.31.9261.12.0+3
Financial and Insurance Services592.73.7582.44.1+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services351.61.4431.81.2-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1285.77.11345.76.9-7
Administrative and Support Services823.73.4753.23.2+7
Public Administration and Safety1064.74.31225.14.4-16
Education and Training1948.68.01687.17.0+25
Health Care and Social Assistance27512.312.226911.310.8+6
Arts and Recreation Services452.01.6421.81.3+3
Other Services964.34.21064.54.4-11
Inadequately described or not stated1135.15.0522.22.3+62

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Knox: 0.3% Mining, City of Knox: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Knox: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Knox: 1.0% Construction, City of Knox: 9.8% Retail Trade, City of Knox: 12.0% Wholesale trade, City of Knox: 5.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Knox: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Knox: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Knox: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Knox: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Knox: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Knox: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Knox: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Knox: 4.3% Education and Training, City of Knox: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Knox: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Knox: 1.6% Other Services, City of Knox: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Basin: 0.3% Manufacturing, The Basin: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Basin: 1.0% Construction, The Basin: 14.6% Retail Trade, The Basin: 9.1% Wholesale trade, The Basin: 4.4% Accommodation and Food Services, The Basin: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Basin: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Basin: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, The Basin: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Basin: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Basin: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, The Basin: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, The Basin: 4.7% Education and Training, The Basin: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Basin: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, The Basin: 2.0% Other Services, The Basin: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Basin: -6 Mining, The Basin: -1 Manufacturing, The Basin: -111 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Basin: +3 Construction, The Basin: +16 Retail Trade, The Basin: -48 Wholesale trade, The Basin: -49 Accommodation and Food Services, The Basin: +8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Basin: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Basin: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, The Basin: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Basin: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Basin: -7 Administrative and Support Services, The Basin: +7 Public Administration and Safety, The Basin: -16 Education and Training, The Basin: +25 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Basin: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, The Basin: +3 Other Services, The Basin: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (328 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (275 people or 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing (241 people or 10.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 844 people in total or 37.6% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 9.8% in Construction; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

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 (14.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (9.1% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (4.2% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in The Basin decreased by 128 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in The Basin were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-111 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-49 persons)

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