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Bedford Park

Industry sector of employment

More Bedford Park residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Bedford Park’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
Bedford Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing111.60.6131.80.7-2
Mining00.00.800.00.70
Manufacturing365.46.1446.07.4-8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services121.81.400.01.0+12
Construction334.95.9314.25.2+2
Wholesale trade121.83.0182.43.5-6
Retail Trade8913.39.79212.510.5-3
Accommodation and Food Services7310.95.4587.95.6+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing213.12.6243.32.7-3
Information Media and Telecommunications40.61.991.22.1-5
Financial and Insurance Services172.54.1131.84.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services71.01.6101.41.6-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services324.89.3405.49.0-8
Administrative and Support Services192.82.9324.32.9-13
Public Administration and Safety284.28.1354.87.5-7
Education and Training7210.812.79813.312.4-26
Health Care and Social Assistance17125.617.316822.816.3+3
Arts and Recreation Services111.61.660.81.5+5
Other Services152.23.4273.73.4-12
Inadequately described or not stated50.71.5182.41.6-13

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 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bedford Park: 1.6% Mining, Bedford Park: 0.0% Manufacturing, Bedford Park: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bedford Park: 1.8% Construction, Bedford Park: 4.9% Wholesale trade, Bedford Park: 1.8% Retail Trade, Bedford Park: 13.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Bedford Park: 10.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bedford Park: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bedford Park: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Bedford Park: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bedford Park: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bedford Park: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Bedford Park: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Bedford Park: 4.2% Education and Training, Bedford Park: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bedford Park: 25.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Bedford Park: 1.6% Other Services, Bedford Park: 2.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Bedford Park: 0.7%
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, Bedford Park: -2 Mining, Bedford Park: 0 Manufacturing, Bedford Park: -8 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bedford Park: +12 Construction, Bedford Park: +2 Wholesale trade, Bedford Park: -6 Retail Trade, Bedford Park: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Bedford Park: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bedford Park: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bedford Park: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Bedford Park: +4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bedford Park: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bedford Park: -8 Administrative and Support Services, Bedford Park: -13 Public Administration and Safety, Bedford Park: -7 Education and Training, Bedford Park: -26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bedford Park: +3 Arts and Recreation Services, Bedford Park: +5 Other Services, Bedford Park: -12 Inadequately described or not stated, Bedford Park: -13
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 Bedford Park in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (171 people or 25.6%)
  • Retail Trade (89 people or 13.3%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (73 people or 10.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 333 people in total or 49.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 17.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 5.4% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (25.6% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (10.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (4.2% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bedford Park decreased by 68 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011.