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Upper Ferntree Gully

Industry sector of employment

More Upper Ferntree Gully residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.230.20.2-3
Mining00.00.160.50.1-6
Manufacturing12810.513.918414.616.5-56
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.61.0100.80.8-3
Construction13310.99.612610.08.6+7
Wholesale trade897.36.9917.27.3-2
Retail Trade12510.312.31209.513.5+5
Accommodation and Food Services645.34.8645.14.70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing514.23.7463.73.8+5
Information Media and Telecommunications181.52.0262.12.1-8
Financial and Insurance Services312.54.1393.14.0-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services161.31.2151.21.2+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services695.76.9604.86.2+9
Administrative and Support Services332.73.2362.93.3-3
Public Administration and Safety665.44.4534.24.2+13
Education and Training1088.97.0927.36.2+16
Health Care and Social Assistance14111.610.816413.09.5-23
Arts and Recreation Services413.41.3131.01.3+28
Other Services574.74.4665.24.2-9
Inadequately described or not stated403.32.3453.62.3-5

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Mining, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Manufacturing, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.6% Construction, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.9% Wholesale trade, Upper Ferntree Gully: 7.3% Retail Trade, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Upper Ferntree Gully: 5.4% Education and Training, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Ferntree Gully: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.4% Other Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.3%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: -3 Mining, Upper Ferntree Gully: -6 Manufacturing, Upper Ferntree Gully: -56 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: -3 Construction, Upper Ferntree Gully: +7 Wholesale trade, Upper Ferntree Gully: -2 Retail Trade, Upper Ferntree Gully: +5 Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Ferntree Gully: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Ferntree Gully: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: -3 Public Administration and Safety, Upper Ferntree Gully: +13 Education and Training, Upper Ferntree Gully: +16 Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Ferntree Gully: -23 Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: +28 Other Services, Upper Ferntree Gully: -9 Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Ferntree Gully: -5
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (141 people or 11.6%)
  • Construction (133 people or 10.9%)
  • Manufacturing (128 people or 10.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 402 people in total or 33.0% of the total employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in arts and recreation services (3.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.5% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (10.3% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Ferntree Gully decreased by 42 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Upper Ferntree Gully was for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-56 persons)