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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 2011.

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Hills Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing420.40.6670.60.7-25
Mining760.70.8670.60.7+9
Manufacturing6695.96.18197.37.4-151
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1541.41.41281.11.0+26
Construction7366.55.96005.45.2+135
Wholesale trade2932.63.03483.13.5-55
Retail Trade9968.89.71,15310.310.5-157
Accommodation and Food Services5484.85.45575.05.6-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2642.32.62842.52.7-20
Information Media and Telecommunications2041.81.92492.22.1-45
Financial and Insurance Services4323.84.14323.94.3-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1671.51.61471.31.6+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0429.29.39838.89.0+59
Administrative and Support Services2862.52.92952.62.9-9
Public Administration and Safety1,0058.98.18607.77.5+145
Education and Training1,67814.812.71,61014.412.4+68
Health Care and Social Assistance1,95417.217.31,86116.616.3+93
Arts and Recreation Services2282.01.62101.91.5+18
Other Services4083.63.43733.33.4+34
Inadequately described or not stated1611.41.51711.51.6-10

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, Hills Region: 0.4% Mining, Hills Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, Hills Region: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hills Region: 1.4% Construction, Hills Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Hills Region: 2.6% Retail Trade, Hills Region: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Hills Region: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hills Region: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hills Region: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Hills Region: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hills Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hills Region: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, Hills Region: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Hills Region: 8.9% Education and Training, Hills Region: 14.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hills Region: 17.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Hills Region: 2.0% Other Services, Hills Region: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Hills Region: 1.4%
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, Hills Region: -25 Mining, Hills Region: +9 Manufacturing, Hills Region: -151 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hills Region: +26 Construction, Hills Region: +135 Wholesale trade, Hills Region: -55 Retail Trade, Hills Region: -157 Accommodation and Food Services, Hills Region: -9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hills Region: -20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hills Region: -45 Financial and Insurance Services, Hills Region: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hills Region: +20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hills Region: +59 Administrative and Support Services, Hills Region: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Hills Region: +145 Education and Training, Hills Region: +68 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hills Region: +93 Arts and Recreation Services, Hills Region: +18 Other Services, Hills Region: +34 Inadequately described or not stated, Hills Region: -10
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 Hills Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,954 people or 17.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,678 people or 14.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,042 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,674 people in total or 41.2% 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 difference between the jobs held by the population of Hills Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (14.8% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hills Region increased by 125 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Hills Region were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-157 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-151 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+145 persons)
  • Construction (+135 persons)