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Caroline Springs

Industry sector of employment

More Caroline Springs residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Caroline Springs’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
Caroline Springs - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70.10.3120.20.5-5
Mining70.10.290.10.2-2
Manufacturing1,26712.512.792515.215.1+341
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services890.91.0340.60.8+55
Construction8638.510.64627.69.3+401
Wholesale trade4964.94.73445.75.2+152
Retail Trade9869.711.25999.911.5+387
Accommodation and Food Services5185.15.42824.65.2+236
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9479.310.15198.510.1+429
Information Media and Telecommunications2262.21.61642.71.8+62
Financial and Insurance Services5845.84.13485.73.9+236
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1431.41.3811.31.3+62
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6516.44.73545.84.2+298
Administrative and Support Services3653.63.62243.73.6+140
Public Administration and Safety5105.05.33425.65.3+168
Education and Training6746.66.13666.05.6+307
Health Care and Social Assistance1,07510.69.35559.28.1+520
Arts and Recreation Services1631.61.51021.71.4+61
Other Services3233.23.82033.33.9+120
Inadequately described or not stated2422.42.71442.42.8+98

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, Caroline Springs: 0.1% Mining, Caroline Springs: 0.1% Manufacturing, Caroline Springs: 12.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Caroline Springs: 0.9% Construction, Caroline Springs: 8.5% Wholesale trade, Caroline Springs: 4.9% Retail Trade, Caroline Springs: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Caroline Springs: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Caroline Springs: 9.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Caroline Springs: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Caroline Springs: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Caroline Springs: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Caroline Springs: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Caroline Springs: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Caroline Springs: 5.0% Education and Training, Caroline Springs: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Caroline Springs: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Caroline Springs: 1.6% Other Services, Caroline Springs: 3.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Caroline Springs: 2.4%
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, Caroline Springs: -5 Mining, Caroline Springs: -2 Manufacturing, Caroline Springs: +341 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Caroline Springs: +55 Construction, Caroline Springs: +401 Wholesale trade, Caroline Springs: +152 Retail Trade, Caroline Springs: +387 Accommodation and Food Services, Caroline Springs: +236 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Caroline Springs: +429 Information Media and Telecommunications, Caroline Springs: +62 Financial and Insurance Services, Caroline Springs: +236 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Caroline Springs: +62 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Caroline Springs: +298 Administrative and Support Services, Caroline Springs: +140 Public Administration and Safety, Caroline Springs: +168 Education and Training, Caroline Springs: +307 Health Care and Social Assistance, Caroline Springs: +520 Arts and Recreation Services, Caroline Springs: +61 Other Services, Caroline Springs: +120 Inadequately described or not stated, Caroline Springs: +98
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,267 people or 12.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,075 people or 10.6%)
  • Retail Trade (986 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,328 people in total or 32.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Melton employed 12.7% in Manufacturing; 9.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (8.5% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (9.7% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Caroline Springs increased by 4,068 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+520 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+429 persons)
  • Construction (+401 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+387 persons)

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