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Industry sector of employment

More Melton residents worked in transport, postal and warehousing than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Melton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130.50.4110.40.3+2
Mining30.10.3100.30.2-7
Manufacturing2258.28.636911.712.7-144
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services401.51.2220.71.0+18
Construction31311.310.133810.810.6-26
Retail Trade30611.110.936811.711.2-61
Wholesale trade1043.83.51565.04.7-52
Accommodation and Food Services1535.65.92096.75.4-56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing33812.210.433710.710.1+1
Information Media and Telecommunications200.71.5250.81.6-5
Financial and Insurance Services421.53.9882.84.1-46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services271.01.4250.81.3+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1043.84.8953.04.7+9
Administrative and Support Services1324.83.61153.73.6+17
Public Administration and Safety1344.95.41635.25.3-29
Education and Training1284.67.01876.06.1-60
Health Care and Social Assistance31111.310.732910.59.3-18
Arts and Recreation Services511.91.6511.61.50
Other Services1375.03.71394.43.8-2
Inadequately described or not stated1756.35.01003.22.7+75

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melton: 0.4% Mining, City of Melton: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Melton: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melton: 1.2% Construction, City of Melton: 10.1% Retail Trade, City of Melton: 10.9% Wholesale trade, City of Melton: 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melton: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melton: 10.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melton: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melton: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melton: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melton: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Melton: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Melton: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Melton: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melton: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melton: 1.6% Other Services, City of Melton: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Melton: 0.5% Mining, Melton: 0.1% Manufacturing, Melton: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton: 1.5% Construction, Melton: 11.3% Retail Trade, Melton: 11.1% Wholesale trade, Melton: 3.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton: 12.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Melton: 4.8% Public Administration and Safety, Melton: 4.9% Education and Training, Melton: 4.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton: 1.9% Other Services, Melton: 5.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Melton: +2 Mining, Melton: -7 Manufacturing, Melton: -144 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton: +18 Construction, Melton: -26 Retail Trade, Melton: -61 Wholesale trade, Melton: -52 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton: -56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton: +1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton: -46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Melton: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Melton: -29 Education and Training, Melton: -60 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton: -18 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton: 0 Other Services, Melton: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (338 people or 12.2%)
  • Construction (313 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (311 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 962 people in total or 34.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Melton employed 10.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 10.1% in Construction; and 10.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (12.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in other services (5.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (4.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (1.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton decreased by 382 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Melton were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-144 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-61 persons)
  • Education and Training (-60 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-56 persons)

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