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Melrose Park

Industry sector of employment

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

Melrose 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
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.6111.20.7-11
Mining00.00.830.30.7-3
Manufacturing868.46.1889.67.4-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services252.41.4111.21.0+14
Construction787.65.9556.05.2+23
Wholesale trade454.43.0363.93.5+9
Retail Trade1019.89.79410.310.5+7
Accommodation and Food Services878.55.4738.05.6+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing343.32.6444.82.7-10
Information Media and Telecommunications161.61.9141.52.1+2
Financial and Insurance Services434.24.1495.44.3-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services50.51.6101.11.6-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services666.49.3454.99.0+21
Administrative and Support Services272.62.9394.32.9-12
Public Administration and Safety888.68.1626.87.5+26
Education and Training1019.812.7727.912.4+29
Health Care and Social Assistance15615.217.313514.816.3+21
Arts and Recreation Services141.41.6151.61.5-1
Other Services414.03.4485.33.4-7
Inadequately described or not stated161.61.591.01.6+7

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, Melrose Park: 0.0% Mining, Melrose Park: 0.0% Manufacturing, Melrose Park: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melrose Park: 2.4% Construction, Melrose Park: 7.6% Wholesale trade, Melrose Park: 4.4% Retail Trade, Melrose Park: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Melrose Park: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melrose Park: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Melrose Park: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Melrose Park: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melrose Park: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melrose Park: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Melrose Park: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Melrose Park: 8.6% Education and Training, Melrose Park: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Melrose Park: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Melrose Park: 1.4% Other Services, Melrose Park: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Melrose Park: 1.6%
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, Melrose Park: -11 Mining, Melrose Park: -3 Manufacturing, Melrose Park: -2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Melrose Park: +14 Construction, Melrose Park: +23 Wholesale trade, Melrose Park: +9 Retail Trade, Melrose Park: +7 Accommodation and Food Services, Melrose Park: +14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Melrose Park: -10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Melrose Park: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Melrose Park: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Melrose Park: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Melrose Park: +21 Administrative and Support Services, Melrose Park: -12 Public Administration and Safety, Melrose Park: +26 Education and Training, Melrose Park: +29 Health Care and Social Assistance, Melrose Park: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, Melrose Park: -1 Other Services, Melrose Park: -7 Inadequately described or not stated, Melrose Park: +7
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 Melrose Park in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (156 people or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (101 people or 9.8%)
  • Education and Training (101 people or 9.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 358 people in total or 34.8% 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 12.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (8.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (8.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (9.8% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melrose Park increased by 116 between 2006 and 2011.

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