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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Industry sector of employment

More Dandenong Foothills Policy Area residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area’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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing400.30.2420.30.2-2
Mining120.10.1140.10.1-2
Manufacturing2,07213.713.92,35216.016.5-280
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.01.01240.80.8+29
Construction1,77211.79.61,51310.38.6+259
Wholesale trade9766.56.91,0176.97.3-42
Retail Trade1,69211.212.31,76212.013.5-70
Accommodation and Food Services6214.14.86384.44.7-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5413.63.75333.63.8+9
Information Media and Telecommunications2691.82.02982.02.1-29
Financial and Insurance Services5093.44.14653.24.0+44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1931.31.21340.91.2+59
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9456.36.98335.76.2+111
Administrative and Support Services5563.73.25123.53.3+43
Public Administration and Safety7264.84.46764.64.2+50
Education and Training1,0476.97.09826.76.2+65
Health Care and Social Assistance1,68511.210.81,48810.29.5+196
Arts and Recreation Services2361.61.32061.41.3+31
Other Services6854.54.46804.64.2+5
Inadequately described or not stated3722.52.33852.62.3-13

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3% Mining, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 13.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0% Construction, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 11.7% Wholesale trade, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.5% Retail Trade, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.8% Education and Training, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.6% Other Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 2.5%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -2 Mining, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -2 Manufacturing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -280 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +29 Construction, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +259 Wholesale trade, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -42 Retail Trade, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -70 Accommodation and Food Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -29 Financial and Insurance Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +59 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +111 Administrative and Support Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +43 Public Administration and Safety, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +50 Education and Training, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +65 Health Care and Social Assistance, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +196 Arts and Recreation Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +31 Other Services, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +5 Inadequately described or not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -13
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,072 people or 13.7%)
  • Construction (1,772 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,692 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 5,536 people in total or 36.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 13.9% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Construction; and 12.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (11.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 445 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-280 persons)
  • Construction (+259 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+196 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+111 persons)