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Wantirna

Industry sector of employment

More Wantirna residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Wantirna - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing0--0.30--0.20
Mining0--0.140.10.1-4
Manufacturing5378.19.986111.813.9-324
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services721.11.0911.31.0-19
Construction5217.89.86108.49.6-89
Retail Trade79511.912.089612.312.3-102
Wholesale trade3254.95.14866.76.9-161
Accommodation and Food Services4006.05.43665.04.8+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2213.33.72223.03.70
Information Media and Telecommunications1171.81.91852.52.0-68
Financial and Insurance Services2894.33.73765.24.1-88
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services941.41.4650.91.2+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5137.77.15637.76.9-50
Administrative and Support Services2493.73.42253.13.2+24
Public Administration and Safety3294.94.33534.84.4-24
Education and Training5668.58.05537.67.0+13
Health Care and Social Assistance92513.912.288912.210.8+36
Arts and Recreation Services991.51.6861.21.3+13
Other Services2904.44.22884.04.4+2
Inadequately described or not stated3174.85.01662.32.3+151

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% Manufacturing, Wantirna: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wantirna: 1.1% Construction, Wantirna: 7.8% Retail Trade, Wantirna: 11.9% Wholesale trade, Wantirna: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Wantirna: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wantirna: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wantirna: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Wantirna: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wantirna: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wantirna: 7.7% Administrative and Support Services, Wantirna: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Wantirna: 4.9% Education and Training, Wantirna: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wantirna: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Wantirna: 1.5% Other Services, Wantirna: 4.4%
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, Wantirna: 0 Mining, Wantirna: -4 Manufacturing, Wantirna: -324 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wantirna: -19 Construction, Wantirna: -89 Retail Trade, Wantirna: -102 Wholesale trade, Wantirna: -161 Accommodation and Food Services, Wantirna: +34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wantirna: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wantirna: -68 Financial and Insurance Services, Wantirna: -88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wantirna: +28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wantirna: -50 Administrative and Support Services, Wantirna: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Wantirna: -24 Education and Training, Wantirna: +13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wantirna: +36 Arts and Recreation Services, Wantirna: +13 Other Services, Wantirna: +2
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 Wantirna in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (925 people or 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (795 people or 11.9%)
  • Education and Training (566 people or 8.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,286 people in total or 34.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.0% in Retail Trade; and 8.0% in Education and Training.

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 (13.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (7.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (8.1% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna decreased by 630 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Manufacturing (-324 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-161 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-102 persons)
  • Construction (-89 persons)

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