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Industry sector of employment

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

Melton Township’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 Township - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing340.20.3830.50.5-49
Mining290.10.2340.20.2-5
Manufacturing2,47612.012.72,32013.915.1+156
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2191.11.01250.80.8+94
Construction2,31911.210.61,5619.49.3+757
Wholesale trade9504.64.79095.45.2+42
Retail Trade2,44711.811.22,00212.011.5+445
Accommodation and Food Services1,1485.65.49085.45.2+240
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,23710.810.11,83511.010.1+402
Information Media and Telecommunications2601.31.62671.61.8-7
Financial and Insurance Services5902.94.15053.03.9+85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2391.21.32381.41.3+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7513.64.75773.54.2+175
Administrative and Support Services7423.63.65653.43.6+178
Public Administration and Safety1,2135.95.39585.75.3+255
Education and Training1,2295.96.11,0576.35.6+172
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8899.19.31,3548.18.1+535
Arts and Recreation Services3511.71.52451.51.4+105
Other Services8684.23.86894.13.9+179
Inadequately described or not stated6883.32.74482.72.8+239

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 Township: 0.2% Mining, Melton Township: 0.1% Manufacturing, Melton Township: 12.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton Township: 1.1% Construction, Melton Township: 11.2% Wholesale trade, Melton Township: 4.6% Retail Trade, Melton Township: 11.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton Township: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton Township: 10.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton Township: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton Township: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton Township: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton Township: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Melton Township: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Melton Township: 5.9% Education and Training, Melton Township: 5.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton Township: 9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton Township: 1.7% Other Services, Melton Township: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Melton Township: 3.3%
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 Township: -49 Mining, Melton Township: -5 Manufacturing, Melton Township: +156 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton Township: +94 Construction, Melton Township: +757 Wholesale trade, Melton Township: +42 Retail Trade, Melton Township: +445 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton Township: +240 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton Township: +402 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton Township: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton Township: +85 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton Township: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton Township: +175 Administrative and Support Services, Melton Township: +178 Public Administration and Safety, Melton Township: +255 Education and Training, Melton Township: +172 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton Township: +535 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton Township: +105 Other Services, Melton Township: +179 Inadequately described or not stated, Melton Township: +239
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 Township in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,476 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,447 people or 11.8%)
  • Construction (2,319 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,242 people in total or 35.0% 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 Township and the City of Melton were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (3.6% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton Township increased by 3,999 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+757 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+535 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+445 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+402 persons)