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St Marys

Industry sector of employment

More St Marys residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

St Marys’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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
St Marys - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing181.50.6151.20.6+3
Mining30.20.90--0.8+3
Manufacturing725.94.712910.56.1-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services161.31.280.61.4+8
Construction967.86.4867.05.9+10
Retail Trade1199.79.013510.99.7-16
Wholesale trade302.42.3292.43.0+1
Accommodation and Food Services998.16.2897.25.4+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing433.52.3564.52.6-13
Information Media and Telecommunications272.21.8282.31.9-1
Financial and Insurance Services292.43.5383.14.1-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services90.71.6141.11.6-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services655.39.1604.99.3+5
Administrative and Support Services403.33.2675.42.9-27
Public Administration and Safety887.28.3776.28.1+11
Education and Training1068.712.9927.512.7+14
Health Care and Social Assistance24319.818.323719.217.3+6
Arts and Recreation Services151.21.60--1.6+15
Other Services564.63.4695.63.4-13
Inadequately described or not stated514.22.750.41.5+46

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Mining, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Construction, City of Mitcham: 6.4% Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Wholesale trade, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: 8.3% Education and Training, City of Mitcham: 12.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: 18.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Other Services, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, St Marys: 1.5% Mining, St Marys: 0.2% Manufacturing, St Marys: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, St Marys: 1.3% Construction, St Marys: 7.8% Retail Trade, St Marys: 9.7% Wholesale trade, St Marys: 2.4% Accommodation and Food Services, St Marys: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, St Marys: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, St Marys: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, St Marys: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, St Marys: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, St Marys: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, St Marys: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, St Marys: 7.2% Education and Training, St Marys: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, St Marys: 19.8% Arts and Recreation Services, St Marys: 1.2% Other Services, St Marys: 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, St Marys: +3 Mining, St Marys: +3 Manufacturing, St Marys: -57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, St Marys: +8 Construction, St Marys: +10 Retail Trade, St Marys: -16 Wholesale trade, St Marys: +1 Accommodation and Food Services, St Marys: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, St Marys: -13 Information Media and Telecommunications, St Marys: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, St Marys: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, St Marys: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, St Marys: +5 Administrative and Support Services, St Marys: -27 Public Administration and Safety, St Marys: +11 Education and Training, St Marys: +14 Health Care and Social Assistance, St Marys: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, St Marys: +15 Other Services, St Marys: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 St Marys in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (243 people or 19.8%)
  • Retail Trade (119 people or 9.7%)
  • Education and Training (106 people or 8.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 468 people in total or 38.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 18.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade; and 12.9% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (8.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (19.8% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.3% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in St Marys decreased by 9 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in St Marys was for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-57 persons)

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