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Hills Region

Industry sector of employment

More Hills Region residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

Hills Region’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
Hills Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing590.50.6420.40.6+17
Mining900.80.9750.70.8+15
Manufacturing5134.64.76685.96.1-155
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1151.01.21531.41.4-38
Construction8287.46.47356.55.9+93
Retail Trade9328.49.09958.89.7-63
Wholesale trade2472.22.32922.63.0-45
Accommodation and Food Services5695.16.25474.85.4+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2492.22.32632.32.6-14
Information Media and Telecommunications1921.71.82031.81.9-12
Financial and Insurance Services3202.93.54313.84.1-111
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1791.61.61661.51.6+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9508.59.11,0419.29.3-91
Administrative and Support Services2892.63.22852.52.9+4
Public Administration and Safety1,0529.48.31,0048.98.1+48
Education and Training1,67115.012.91,67714.812.7-6
Health Care and Social Assistance2,03118.218.31,95417.217.3+77
Arts and Recreation Services1941.71.62272.01.6-33
Other Services4003.63.44073.63.4-7
Inadequately described or not stated2532.32.71611.41.5+93

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, Hills Region: 0.5% Mining, Hills Region: 0.8% Manufacturing, Hills Region: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hills Region: 1.0% Construction, Hills Region: 7.4% Retail Trade, Hills Region: 8.4% Wholesale trade, Hills Region: 2.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Hills Region: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hills Region: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hills Region: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Hills Region: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hills Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hills Region: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, Hills Region: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Hills Region: 9.4% Education and Training, Hills Region: 15.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hills Region: 18.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Hills Region: 1.7% Other Services, Hills Region: 3.6%
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, Hills Region: +17 Mining, Hills Region: +15 Manufacturing, Hills Region: -155 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hills Region: -38 Construction, Hills Region: +93 Retail Trade, Hills Region: -63 Wholesale trade, Hills Region: -45 Accommodation and Food Services, Hills Region: +22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hills Region: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hills Region: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, Hills Region: -111 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hills Region: +13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hills Region: -91 Administrative and Support Services, Hills Region: +4 Public Administration and Safety, Hills Region: +48 Education and Training, Hills Region: -6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hills Region: +77 Arts and Recreation Services, Hills Region: -33 Other Services, Hills Region: -7
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 Hills Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,031 people or 18.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,671 people or 15.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,052 people or 9.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,754 people in total or 42.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 18.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.9% in Education and Training; and 8.3% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (15.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (9.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (7.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (5.1% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hills Region decreased by 193 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Hills Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-155 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-111 persons)
  • Construction (+93 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-91 persons)

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