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Rural Balance

Industry sector of employment

More Rural Balance residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2011.

Rural Balance’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
Rural Balance - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing392.20.3392.80.50
Mining00.00.200.00.20
Manufacturing19711.312.718013.215.1+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221.31.0201.50.8+2
Construction30017.210.621515.89.3+85
Wholesale trade704.04.7815.95.2-11
Retail Trade1699.711.213610.011.5+33
Accommodation and Food Services995.65.4775.75.2+21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing19911.410.11349.910.1+65
Information Media and Telecommunications90.51.6151.11.8-6
Financial and Insurance Services291.74.1261.93.9+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services191.11.3100.71.3+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services593.44.7423.14.2+17
Administrative and Support Services462.63.6392.93.6+7
Public Administration and Safety1015.85.3513.85.3+49
Education and Training1337.66.1644.75.6+70
Health Care and Social Assistance1066.09.3584.38.1+47
Arts and Recreation Services392.31.5332.41.4+7
Other Services623.53.8785.73.9-16
Inadequately described or not stated512.92.7654.82.8-14

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, Rural Balance: 2.2% Mining, Rural Balance: 0.0% Manufacturing, Rural Balance: 11.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rural Balance: 1.3% Construction, Rural Balance: 17.2% Wholesale trade, Rural Balance: 4.0% Retail Trade, Rural Balance: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Rural Balance: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rural Balance: 11.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rural Balance: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Rural Balance: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rural Balance: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rural Balance: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Rural Balance: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Rural Balance: 5.8% Education and Training, Rural Balance: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rural Balance: 6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Rural Balance: 2.3% Other Services, Rural Balance: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Rural Balance: 2.9%
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, Rural Balance: 0 Mining, Rural Balance: 0 Manufacturing, Rural Balance: +18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rural Balance: +2 Construction, Rural Balance: +85 Wholesale trade, Rural Balance: -11 Retail Trade, Rural Balance: +33 Accommodation and Food Services, Rural Balance: +21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rural Balance: +65 Information Media and Telecommunications, Rural Balance: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Rural Balance: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rural Balance: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rural Balance: +17 Administrative and Support Services, Rural Balance: +7 Public Administration and Safety, Rural Balance: +49 Education and Training, Rural Balance: +70 Health Care and Social Assistance, Rural Balance: +47 Arts and Recreation Services, Rural Balance: +7 Other Services, Rural Balance: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, Rural Balance: -14
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 Rural Balance in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (300 people or 17.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (199 people or 11.4%)
  • Manufacturing (197 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 696 people in total or 39.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 10.6% in Construction; 10.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 12.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (17.2% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (2.2% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (6.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (1.7% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rural Balance increased by 386 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+85 persons)
  • Education and Training (+70 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+65 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+49 persons)