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Industry sector of employment

More Rowville residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Rowville’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
Rowville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80.00.2220.10.2-14
Mining00.00.1110.10.1-11
Manufacturing2,59414.413.93,09017.816.5-496
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1470.81.01290.70.8+18
Construction1,5818.89.61,3427.78.6+239
Wholesale trade1,3557.56.91,3607.87.3-5
Retail Trade2,41113.412.32,56314.813.5-152
Accommodation and Food Services8464.74.88114.74.7+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6343.53.76783.93.8-44
Information Media and Telecommunications4482.52.03932.32.1+56
Financial and Insurance Services8404.74.17494.34.0+92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2471.41.21761.01.2+71
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2496.96.91,1226.56.2+127
Administrative and Support Services5483.03.25313.13.3+17
Public Administration and Safety6653.74.46673.84.2-2
Education and Training1,2176.87.09675.66.2+250
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7069.510.81,4388.39.5+269
Arts and Recreation Services1791.01.32081.21.3-29
Other Services8474.74.47914.64.2+55
Inadequately described or not stated4692.62.33171.82.3+152

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, Rowville: 0.0% Mining, Rowville: 0.0% Manufacturing, Rowville: 14.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rowville: 0.8% Construction, Rowville: 8.8% Wholesale trade, Rowville: 7.5% Retail Trade, Rowville: 13.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Rowville: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rowville: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rowville: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Rowville: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rowville: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rowville: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, Rowville: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Rowville: 3.7% Education and Training, Rowville: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rowville: 9.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Rowville: 1.0% Other Services, Rowville: 4.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Rowville: 2.6%
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, Rowville: -14 Mining, Rowville: -11 Manufacturing, Rowville: -496 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rowville: +18 Construction, Rowville: +239 Wholesale trade, Rowville: -5 Retail Trade, Rowville: -152 Accommodation and Food Services, Rowville: +35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rowville: -44 Information Media and Telecommunications, Rowville: +56 Financial and Insurance Services, Rowville: +92 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rowville: +71 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rowville: +127 Administrative and Support Services, Rowville: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Rowville: -2 Education and Training, Rowville: +250 Health Care and Social Assistance, Rowville: +269 Arts and Recreation Services, Rowville: -29 Other Services, Rowville: +55 Inadequately described or not stated, Rowville: +152
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 Rowville in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,594 people or 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (2,411 people or 13.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,706 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 6,711 people in total or 37.3% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (13.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (9.5% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rowville increased by 627 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-496 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+269 persons)
  • Education and Training (+250 persons)
  • Construction (+239 persons)