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Diggers Rest

Industry sector of employment

More Diggers Rest residents worked in transport, postal and warehousing than any other industry in 2011.

Diggers Rest’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
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing242.40.390.90.5+15
Mining00.00.240.40.2-4
Manufacturing969.712.712111.715.1-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services141.41.0111.00.8+3
Construction11912.010.613012.69.3-11
Wholesale trade414.14.7373.65.2+4
Retail Trade11111.211.212111.811.5-10
Accommodation and Food Services434.45.4464.45.2-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13713.910.111311.010.1+24
Information Media and Telecommunications70.71.6161.51.8-9
Financial and Insurance Services161.64.1232.23.9-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services212.11.3191.91.3+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services404.04.7292.84.2+11
Administrative and Support Services424.33.6535.13.6-11
Public Administration and Safety535.45.3676.55.3-14
Education and Training404.06.1514.95.6-11
Health Care and Social Assistance10110.29.3939.08.1+8
Arts and Recreation Services191.91.5181.71.4+1
Other Services414.13.8444.33.9-3
Inadequately described or not stated232.32.7282.82.8-5

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, Diggers Rest: 2.4% Mining, Diggers Rest: 0.0% Manufacturing, Diggers Rest: 9.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Diggers Rest: 1.4% Construction, Diggers Rest: 12.0% Wholesale trade, Diggers Rest: 4.1% Retail Trade, Diggers Rest: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Diggers Rest: 4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Diggers Rest: 13.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Diggers Rest: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Diggers Rest: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Diggers Rest: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Diggers Rest: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Diggers Rest: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, Diggers Rest: 5.4% Education and Training, Diggers Rest: 4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Diggers Rest: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Diggers Rest: 1.9% Other Services, Diggers Rest: 4.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Diggers Rest: 2.3%
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, Diggers Rest: +15 Mining, Diggers Rest: -4 Manufacturing, Diggers Rest: -25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Diggers Rest: +3 Construction, Diggers Rest: -11 Wholesale trade, Diggers Rest: +4 Retail Trade, Diggers Rest: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Diggers Rest: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Diggers Rest: +24 Information Media and Telecommunications, Diggers Rest: -9 Financial and Insurance Services, Diggers Rest: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Diggers Rest: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Diggers Rest: +11 Administrative and Support Services, Diggers Rest: -11 Public Administration and Safety, Diggers Rest: -14 Education and Training, Diggers Rest: -11 Health Care and Social Assistance, Diggers Rest: +8 Arts and Recreation Services, Diggers Rest: +1 Other Services, Diggers Rest: -3 Inadequately described or not stated, Diggers Rest: -5
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 Diggers Rest in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (137 people or 13.9%)
  • Construction (119 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (111 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 367 people in total or 37.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 10.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 10.6% in Construction; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (13.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (2.4% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.7% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (1.6% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Diggers Rest decreased by 41 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2006 and 2011.