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Industry sector of employment

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

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
Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing120.40.3120.40.50
Mining100.30.200.00.2+10
Manufacturing36911.712.740613.315.1-36
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services220.71.0401.30.8-18
Construction33910.810.62839.39.3+56
Wholesale trade1565.04.71896.25.2-32
Retail Trade36811.711.235411.611.5+14
Accommodation and Food Services2106.75.41836.05.2+27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing33710.710.132210.610.1+15
Information Media and Telecommunications250.81.6571.91.8-32
Financial and Insurance Services882.84.1943.13.9-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services250.81.3250.81.30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services963.04.7903.04.2+5
Administrative and Support Services1163.73.61103.63.6+6
Public Administration and Safety1635.25.31655.45.3-2
Education and Training1886.06.12237.35.6-35
Health Care and Social Assistance33010.59.32668.78.1+64
Arts and Recreation Services511.61.5341.11.4+17
Other Services1404.43.81163.83.9+24
Inadequately described or not stated1003.22.7852.82.8+16

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, Melton: 0.4% Mining, Melton: 0.3% Manufacturing, Melton: 11.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton: 0.7% Construction, Melton: 10.8% Wholesale trade, Melton: 5.0% Retail Trade, Melton: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton: 10.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Melton: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Melton: 5.2% Education and Training, Melton: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton: 1.6% Other Services, Melton: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Melton: 3.2%
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, Melton: 0 Mining, Melton: +10 Manufacturing, Melton: -36 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton: -18 Construction, Melton: +56 Wholesale trade, Melton: -32 Retail Trade, Melton: +14 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton: +27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton: -32 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton: +5 Administrative and Support Services, Melton: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Melton: -2 Education and Training, Melton: -35 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton: +64 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton: +17 Other Services, Melton: +24 Inadequately described or not stated, Melton: +16
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 Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (369 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (368 people or 11.7%)
  • Construction (339 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,076 people in total or 34.2% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (6.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (10.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (3.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.8% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton increased by 91 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+64 persons)
  • Construction (+56 persons)