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Industry sector of employment

More City of Melton residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Melton’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
City of Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1730.30.52020.50.6-29
Mining1050.20.2680.20.2+37
Manufacturing6,45212.710.85,58315.112.9+869
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5241.01.02940.80.7+230
Construction5,37510.68.23,4579.37.4+1,918
Wholesale trade2,3924.75.01,9435.25.5+449
Retail Trade5,70511.210.64,28011.511.3+1,425
Accommodation and Food Services2,7355.45.91,9265.25.6+809
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,15710.14.83,75310.14.7+1,404
Information Media and Telecommunications8021.62.36811.82.5+121
Financial and Insurance Services2,0784.14.81,4613.94.7+617
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6451.31.54741.31.4+171
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4034.78.91,5634.28.2+840
Administrative and Support Services1,8093.63.51,3493.63.5+460
Public Administration and Safety2,6915.35.11,9605.35.0+731
Education and Training3,0846.17.92,0835.67.6+1,001
Health Care and Social Assistance4,7419.311.13,0188.110.0+1,723
Arts and Recreation Services7661.51.85171.41.7+249
Other Services1,9393.83.61,4293.93.6+510
Inadequately described or not stated1,3622.72.51,0522.82.7+310

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melton: 0.3% Mining, City of Melton: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Melton: 12.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melton: 1.0% Construction, City of Melton: 10.6% Wholesale trade, City of Melton: 4.7% Retail Trade, City of Melton: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melton: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melton: 10.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melton: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melton: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melton: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melton: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Melton: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Melton: 5.3% Education and Training, City of Melton: 6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melton: 9.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melton: 1.5% Other Services, City of Melton: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Melton: 2.7%
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, City of Melton: -29 Mining, City of Melton: +37 Manufacturing, City of Melton: +869 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melton: +230 Construction, City of Melton: +1,918 Wholesale trade, City of Melton: +449 Retail Trade, City of Melton: +1,425 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melton: +809 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melton: +1,404 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melton: +121 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melton: +617 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melton: +171 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melton: +840 Administrative and Support Services, City of Melton: +460 Public Administration and Safety, City of Melton: +731 Education and Training, City of Melton: +1,001 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melton: +1,723 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melton: +249 Other Services, City of Melton: +510 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Melton: +310
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 City of Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (6,452 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (5,705 people or 11.2%)
  • Construction (5,375 people or 10.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 17,532 people in total or 34.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.8% in Manufacturing; 10.6% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (10.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.1% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Melton increased by 13,845 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+1,918 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,723 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+1,425 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,404 persons)