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Melton West

Industry sector of employment

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

Melton West’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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing180.30.3200.40.5-3
Mining70.10.2210.40.2-14
Manufacturing79711.912.769713.815.1+100
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services681.01.0350.70.8+33
Construction73811.010.64338.69.3+305
Wholesale trade3254.84.72515.05.2+74
Retail Trade80111.911.263212.511.5+169
Accommodation and Food Services3475.25.42605.15.2+87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing69210.310.152310.310.1+170
Information Media and Telecommunications901.31.6831.61.8+7
Financial and Insurance Services2013.04.11853.73.9+17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services771.21.3821.61.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2423.64.71813.64.2+62
Administrative and Support Services2303.43.61653.33.6+66
Public Administration and Safety4026.05.33336.65.3+69
Education and Training4426.66.13146.25.6+128
Health Care and Social Assistance6519.79.33987.98.1+253
Arts and Recreation Services1081.61.5871.71.4+21
Other Services2593.93.82164.33.9+44
Inadequately described or not stated2163.22.71412.82.8+75

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 West: 0.3% Mining, Melton West: 0.1% Manufacturing, Melton West: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton West: 1.0% Construction, Melton West: 11.0% Wholesale trade, Melton West: 4.8% Retail Trade, Melton West: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton West: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton West: 10.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton West: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton West: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton West: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton West: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Melton West: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Melton West: 6.0% Education and Training, Melton West: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton West: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton West: 1.6% Other Services, Melton West: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Melton West: 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 West: -3 Mining, Melton West: -14 Manufacturing, Melton West: +100 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton West: +33 Construction, Melton West: +305 Wholesale trade, Melton West: +74 Retail Trade, Melton West: +169 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton West: +87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton West: +170 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton West: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton West: +17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton West: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton West: +62 Administrative and Support Services, Melton West: +66 Public Administration and Safety, Melton West: +69 Education and Training, Melton West: +128 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton West: +253 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton West: +21 Other Services, Melton West: +44 Inadequately described or not stated, Melton West: +75
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (801 people or 11.9%)
  • Manufacturing (797 people or 11.9%)
  • Construction (738 people or 11.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,336 people in total or 34.8% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (3.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton West increased by 1,658 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+305 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+253 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+170 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+169 persons)