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Industry sector of employment

More Melton South residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

Melton South’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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.3350.90.5-35
Mining00.00.240.10.2-4
Manufacturing41311.612.754214.615.1-129
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services511.41.0200.50.8+31
Construction35710.010.63469.39.3+11
Wholesale trade1664.64.71995.45.2-33
Retail Trade43012.011.244011.911.5-10
Accommodation and Food Services2186.15.42276.15.2-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing42211.810.144812.110.1-26
Information Media and Telecommunications511.41.6551.51.8-4
Financial and Insurance Services942.64.1872.43.9+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services401.11.3521.41.3-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1333.74.71133.04.2+20
Administrative and Support Services1454.13.61113.03.6+34
Public Administration and Safety2356.65.32125.75.3+23
Education and Training1724.86.12065.55.6-34
Health Care and Social Assistance3078.69.33098.38.1-2
Arts and Recreation Services661.81.5481.31.4+18
Other Services1383.93.81514.13.9-13
Inadequately described or not stated1373.82.71062.92.8+31

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 South: 0.0% Mining, Melton South: 0.0% Manufacturing, Melton South: 11.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton South: 1.4% Construction, Melton South: 10.0% Wholesale trade, Melton South: 4.6% Retail Trade, Melton South: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton South: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton South: 11.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton South: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton South: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton South: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton South: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Melton South: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Melton South: 6.6% Education and Training, Melton South: 4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton South: 8.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton South: 1.8% Other Services, Melton South: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Melton South: 3.8%
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 South: -35 Mining, Melton South: -4 Manufacturing, Melton South: -129 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton South: +31 Construction, Melton South: +11 Wholesale trade, Melton South: -33 Retail Trade, Melton South: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton South: -9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton South: -26 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton South: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton South: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton South: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton South: +20 Administrative and Support Services, Melton South: +34 Public Administration and Safety, Melton South: +23 Education and Training, Melton South: -34 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton South: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton South: +18 Other Services, Melton South: -13 Inadequately described or not stated, Melton South: +31
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 South in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (430 people or 12.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (422 people or 11.8%)
  • Manufacturing (413 people or 11.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,265 people in total or 35.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 11.2% in Retail Trade; 10.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 12.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (11.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (4.8% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton South decreased by 136 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Melton South was for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-129 persons)