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Industry sector of employment

More City of Mitcham residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Mitcham’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
City of Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1770.61.02070.71.1-30
Mining2650.80.82160.70.6+49
Manufacturing1,9046.110.42,2717.412.8-367
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4231.41.43161.01.1+107
Construction1,8415.97.61,5935.26.8+248
Wholesale trade9453.03.61,0643.53.9-119
Retail Trade3,0429.711.43,21810.512.0-176
Accommodation and Food Services1,6705.46.11,7245.65.7-54
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8022.64.18232.74.2-21
Information Media and Telecommunications5951.91.66372.11.8-42
Financial and Insurance Services1,2814.13.41,3014.33.7-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5081.61.44961.61.5+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9109.36.32,7529.06.1+158
Administrative and Support Services9072.93.58902.93.4+17
Public Administration and Safety2,5338.17.72,2767.57.0+257
Education and Training3,95312.78.23,79412.47.8+159
Health Care and Social Assistance5,39117.314.24,97916.313.2+412
Arts and Recreation Services5101.61.44541.51.3+56
Other Services1,0733.44.01,0483.43.9+25
Inadequately described or not stated4801.51.84781.61.9+2

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Wholesale trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Mining, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Construction, City of Mitcham: 5.9% Wholesale trade, City of Mitcham: 3.0% Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: 8.1% Education and Training, City of Mitcham: 12.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: 17.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Other Services, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.5%
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, City of Mitcham: -30 Mining, City of Mitcham: +49 Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: -367 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: +107 Construction, City of Mitcham: +248 Wholesale trade, City of Mitcham: -119 Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: -176 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: -54 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: -21 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: -42 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: -20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: +158 Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: +17 Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: +257 Education and Training, City of Mitcham: +159 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: +412 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: +56 Other Services, City of Mitcham: +25 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Mitcham: +2
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 City of Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,391 people or 17.3%)
  • Education and Training (3,953 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (3,042 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 12,386 people in total or 39.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.2% in Education and Training; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (12.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (17.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (9.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (6.1% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Mitcham increased by 673 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Mitcham were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+412 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-367 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+257 persons)
  • Construction (+248 persons)