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Lower Mitcham

Industry sector of employment

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

Lower 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
Lower Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60.60.660.60.70
Mining60.60.8141.40.7-8
Manufacturing575.46.1505.07.4+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services212.01.4111.11.0+10
Construction413.95.9373.75.2+4
Wholesale trade242.33.0444.43.5-20
Retail Trade1029.59.710310.210.5-1
Accommodation and Food Services706.65.4676.65.6+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing212.02.6282.82.7-7
Information Media and Telecommunications242.31.9232.32.1+1
Financial and Insurance Services484.54.1464.54.3+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services262.41.6191.91.6+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13512.69.3999.89.0+35
Administrative and Support Services201.92.9292.92.9-9
Public Administration and Safety888.38.1787.77.5+10
Education and Training12711.912.710910.812.4+19
Health Care and Social Assistance19017.817.317517.316.3+15
Arts and Recreation Services262.51.6181.81.5+8
Other Services252.43.4353.53.4-10
Inadequately described or not stated90.81.5181.81.6-9

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, Lower Mitcham: 0.6% Mining, Lower Mitcham: 0.6% Manufacturing, Lower Mitcham: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lower Mitcham: 2.0% Construction, Lower Mitcham: 3.9% Wholesale trade, Lower Mitcham: 2.3% Retail Trade, Lower Mitcham: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Lower Mitcham: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lower Mitcham: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lower Mitcham: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Lower Mitcham: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lower Mitcham: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lower Mitcham: 12.6% Administrative and Support Services, Lower Mitcham: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Lower Mitcham: 8.3% Education and Training, Lower Mitcham: 11.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lower Mitcham: 17.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Lower Mitcham: 2.5% Other Services, Lower Mitcham: 2.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Lower Mitcham: 0.8%
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, Lower Mitcham: 0 Mining, Lower Mitcham: -8 Manufacturing, Lower Mitcham: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lower Mitcham: +10 Construction, Lower Mitcham: +4 Wholesale trade, Lower Mitcham: -20 Retail Trade, Lower Mitcham: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, Lower Mitcham: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lower Mitcham: -7 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lower Mitcham: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Lower Mitcham: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lower Mitcham: +7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lower Mitcham: +35 Administrative and Support Services, Lower Mitcham: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Lower Mitcham: +10 Education and Training, Lower Mitcham: +19 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lower Mitcham: +15 Arts and Recreation Services, Lower Mitcham: +8 Other Services, Lower Mitcham: -10 Inadequately described or not stated, Lower Mitcham: -9
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 Lower Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (190 people or 17.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (135 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (127 people or 11.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 452 people in total or 42.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 17.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 12.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (12.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (6.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (3.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in other services (2.4% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Lower Mitcham increased by 59 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Lower Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.