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Melton East

Industry sector of employment

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

Melton East’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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130.00.3550.30.5-42
Mining170.10.2280.20.2-11
Manufacturing3,67413.312.72,94316.315.1+731
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2460.91.01310.70.8+115
Construction2,6439.610.61,5468.69.3+1,097
Wholesale trade1,3524.94.79305.25.2+422
Retail Trade2,96010.711.21,95310.811.5+1,007
Accommodation and Food Services1,4405.25.48914.95.2+549
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6749.710.11,6819.310.1+993
Information Media and Telecommunications5231.91.63732.11.8+150
Financial and Insurance Services1,4825.44.19085.03.9+574
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3451.21.32351.31.3+110
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5475.64.79185.14.2+629
Administrative and Support Services9993.63.67083.93.6+291
Public Administration and Safety1,3374.85.39035.05.3+434
Education and Training1,6355.96.19315.25.6+704
Health Care and Social Assistance2,6299.59.31,4958.38.1+1,134
Arts and Recreation Services4061.51.52641.51.4+142
Other Services9783.53.86433.63.9+335
Inadequately described or not stated7042.62.74992.82.8+205

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 East: 0.0% Mining, Melton East: 0.1% Manufacturing, Melton East: 13.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton East: 0.9% Construction, Melton East: 9.6% Wholesale trade, Melton East: 4.9% Retail Trade, Melton East: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Melton East: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton East: 9.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton East: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Melton East: 5.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton East: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton East: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Melton East: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Melton East: 4.8% Education and Training, Melton East: 5.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton East: 9.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Melton East: 1.5% Other Services, Melton East: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Melton East: 2.6%
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 East: -42 Mining, Melton East: -11 Manufacturing, Melton East: +731 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melton East: +115 Construction, Melton East: +1,097 Wholesale trade, Melton East: +422 Retail Trade, Melton East: +1,007 Accommodation and Food Services, Melton East: +549 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melton East: +993 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melton East: +150 Financial and Insurance Services, Melton East: +574 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melton East: +110 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melton East: +629 Administrative and Support Services, Melton East: +291 Public Administration and Safety, Melton East: +434 Education and Training, Melton East: +704 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melton East: +1,134 Arts and Recreation Services, Melton East: +142 Other Services, Melton East: +335 Inadequately described or not stated, Melton East: +205
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 East in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,674 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,960 people or 10.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,674 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 9,308 people in total or 33.7% of the total employed resident population.

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

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Melton East and the City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.4% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton East increased by 9,569 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,134 persons)
  • Construction (+1,097 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+1,007 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+993 persons)