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Wantirna

Industry sector of employment

More Wantirna residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

Wantirna’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
Wantirna - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.290.10.2-9
Mining40.10.130.00.1+1
Manufacturing86211.813.91,04313.816.5-181
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services921.31.0931.20.8-1
Construction6108.49.65667.58.6+44
Wholesale trade4866.76.94566.07.3+30
Retail Trade89712.312.31,04513.813.5-148
Accommodation and Food Services3675.04.83895.14.7-23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2223.03.72573.43.8-35
Information Media and Telecommunications1852.52.01722.32.1+13
Financial and Insurance Services3775.24.13734.94.0+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services660.91.21031.41.2-37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5637.76.95266.96.2+37
Administrative and Support Services2263.13.22323.13.3-6
Public Administration and Safety3544.84.43224.24.2+31
Education and Training5547.67.05927.86.2-39
Health Care and Social Assistance89012.210.879410.59.5+96
Arts and Recreation Services871.21.31111.51.3-24
Other Services2894.04.43084.14.2-20
Inadequately described or not stated1662.32.31892.52.3-23

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, Wantirna: 0.0% Mining, Wantirna: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wantirna: 11.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wantirna: 1.3% Construction, Wantirna: 8.4% Wholesale trade, Wantirna: 6.7% Retail Trade, Wantirna: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Wantirna: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wantirna: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wantirna: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Wantirna: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wantirna: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wantirna: 7.7% Administrative and Support Services, Wantirna: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Wantirna: 4.8% Education and Training, Wantirna: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wantirna: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Wantirna: 1.2% Other Services, Wantirna: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Wantirna: 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, Wantirna: -9 Mining, Wantirna: +1 Manufacturing, Wantirna: -181 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wantirna: -1 Construction, Wantirna: +44 Wholesale trade, Wantirna: +30 Retail Trade, Wantirna: -148 Accommodation and Food Services, Wantirna: -23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wantirna: -35 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wantirna: +13 Financial and Insurance Services, Wantirna: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wantirna: -37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wantirna: +37 Administrative and Support Services, Wantirna: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Wantirna: +31 Education and Training, Wantirna: -39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wantirna: +96 Arts and Recreation Services, Wantirna: -24 Other Services, Wantirna: -20 Inadequately described or not stated, Wantirna: -23
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 Wantirna in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (897 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (890 people or 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (862 people or 11.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,649 people in total or 36.3% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.8% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (8.4% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna decreased by 289 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-181 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-148 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+96 persons)