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Industry sector of employment

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

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
Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing101.10.660.80.7+4
Mining111.30.870.90.7+4
Manufacturing566.46.1516.27.4+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services141.61.491.11.0+5
Construction485.55.9283.45.2+20
Wholesale trade313.53.0202.43.5+11
Retail Trade819.39.79311.310.5-12
Accommodation and Food Services455.25.4587.15.6-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91.02.6101.22.7-1
Information Media and Telecommunications151.71.9222.62.1-7
Financial and Insurance Services374.34.1445.44.3-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services202.31.670.91.6+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9310.89.39511.69.0-2
Administrative and Support Services313.62.9253.12.9+6
Public Administration and Safety606.98.1506.17.5+9
Education and Training10211.812.711213.612.4-9
Health Care and Social Assistance16819.417.314317.416.3+25
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.6121.51.5-12
Other Services303.43.4232.73.4+7
Inadequately described or not stated50.61.570.81.6-2

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, 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, Mitcham: 1.1% Mining, Mitcham: 1.3% Manufacturing, Mitcham: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mitcham: 1.6% Construction, Mitcham: 5.5% Wholesale trade, Mitcham: 3.5% Retail Trade, Mitcham: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Mitcham: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mitcham: 1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mitcham: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Mitcham: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mitcham: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mitcham: 10.8% Administrative and Support Services, Mitcham: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Mitcham: 6.9% Education and Training, Mitcham: 11.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mitcham: 19.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Mitcham: 0.0% Other Services, Mitcham: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Mitcham: 0.6%
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, Mitcham: +4 Mining, Mitcham: +4 Manufacturing, Mitcham: +5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mitcham: +5 Construction, Mitcham: +20 Wholesale trade, Mitcham: +11 Retail Trade, Mitcham: -12 Accommodation and Food Services, Mitcham: -13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mitcham: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mitcham: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Mitcham: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mitcham: +13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mitcham: -2 Administrative and Support Services, Mitcham: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Mitcham: +9 Education and Training, Mitcham: -9 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mitcham: +25 Arts and Recreation Services, Mitcham: -12 Other Services, Mitcham: +7 Inadequately described or not stated, 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 Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (168 people or 19.4%)
  • Education and Training (102 people or 11.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (93 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 363 people in total or 42.1% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (19.4% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (10.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in arts and recreation services (0.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (1.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mitcham increased by 43 between 2006 and 2011.

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