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Industry sector of employment

More Brookfield residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2011.

Brookfield’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
Brookfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.10.310.10.5+3
Mining40.10.230.20.2+1
Manufacturing35812.212.724215.015.1+116
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services471.61.090.60.8+38
Construction37212.710.616110.09.3+212
Wholesale trade1113.84.7825.15.2+29
Retail Trade33811.511.221213.111.5+126
Accommodation and Food Services1695.85.4804.95.2+89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing29410.010.117610.910.1+118
Information Media and Telecommunications431.51.6211.31.8+22
Financial and Insurance Services1083.74.1382.43.9+70
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.91.3171.11.3+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1184.04.7593.74.2+59
Administrative and Support Services1053.63.6593.63.6+46
Public Administration and Safety1776.05.3875.45.3+90
Education and Training1675.76.11086.75.6+59
Health Care and Social Assistance2016.99.31348.38.1+67
Arts and Recreation Services551.91.5231.41.4+32
Other Services1284.43.8754.63.9+53
Inadequately described or not stated1053.62.7271.72.8+78

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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Brookfield: 0.1% Mining, Brookfield: 0.1% Manufacturing, Brookfield: 12.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brookfield: 1.6% Construction, Brookfield: 12.7% Wholesale trade, Brookfield: 3.8% Retail Trade, Brookfield: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Brookfield: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brookfield: 10.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Brookfield: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Brookfield: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brookfield: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brookfield: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Brookfield: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Brookfield: 6.0% Education and Training, Brookfield: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Brookfield: 6.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Brookfield: 1.9% Other Services, Brookfield: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Brookfield: 3.6%
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, Brookfield: +3 Mining, Brookfield: +1 Manufacturing, Brookfield: +116 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Brookfield: +38 Construction, Brookfield: +212 Wholesale trade, Brookfield: +29 Retail Trade, Brookfield: +126 Accommodation and Food Services, Brookfield: +89 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Brookfield: +118 Information Media and Telecommunications, Brookfield: +22 Financial and Insurance Services, Brookfield: +70 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Brookfield: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Brookfield: +59 Administrative and Support Services, Brookfield: +46 Public Administration and Safety, Brookfield: +90 Education and Training, Brookfield: +59 Health Care and Social Assistance, Brookfield: +67 Arts and Recreation Services, Brookfield: +32 Other Services, Brookfield: +53 Inadequately described or not stated, Brookfield: +78
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 Brookfield in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (372 people or 12.7%)
  • Manufacturing (358 people or 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (338 people or 11.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,068 people in total or 36.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 10.6% in Construction; 12.7% in Manufacturing; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (12.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (6.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brookfield increased by 1,317 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+212 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+126 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+118 persons)
  • Manufacturing (+116 persons)