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North - East Region

Industry sector of employment

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

North - East 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
North - East Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing330.30.6260.20.6+7
Mining980.90.91020.90.8-4
Manufacturing4193.94.76115.56.1-192
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1351.31.21691.51.4-34
Construction5385.06.45274.85.9+11
Retail Trade9749.09.01,11310.19.7-139
Wholesale trade2522.32.33713.43.0-119
Accommodation and Food Services6796.36.25615.15.4+118
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2392.22.32232.02.6+16
Information Media and Telecommunications1991.81.82402.21.9-41
Financial and Insurance Services4003.73.55144.74.1-114
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2001.91.62392.21.6-39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,27711.99.11,25711.49.3+20
Administrative and Support Services3433.23.22772.52.9+66
Public Administration and Safety8337.78.38317.58.1+2
Education and Training1,37012.712.91,39612.612.7-26
Health Care and Social Assistance2,01718.718.31,93517.517.3+82
Arts and Recreation Services1871.71.61841.71.6+3
Other Services3253.03.43252.93.40
Inadequately described or not stated2492.32.71451.31.5+104

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, North - East Region: 0.3% Mining, North - East Region: 0.9% Manufacturing, North - East Region: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, North - East Region: 1.3% Construction, North - East Region: 5.0% Retail Trade, North - East Region: 9.0% Wholesale trade, North - East Region: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, North - East Region: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, North - East Region: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, North - East Region: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, North - East Region: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, North - East Region: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, North - East Region: 11.9% Administrative and Support Services, North - East Region: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, North - East Region: 7.7% Education and Training, North - East Region: 12.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, North - East Region: 18.7% Arts and Recreation Services, North - East Region: 1.7% Other Services, North - East Region: 3.0%
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, North - East Region: +7 Mining, North - East Region: -4 Manufacturing, North - East Region: -192 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, North - East Region: -34 Construction, North - East Region: +11 Retail Trade, North - East Region: -139 Wholesale trade, North - East Region: -119 Accommodation and Food Services, North - East Region: +118 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, North - East Region: +16 Information Media and Telecommunications, North - East Region: -41 Financial and Insurance Services, North - East Region: -114 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, North - East Region: -39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, North - East Region: +20 Administrative and Support Services, North - East Region: +66 Public Administration and Safety, North - East Region: +2 Education and Training, North - East Region: -26 Health Care and Social Assistance, North - East Region: +82 Arts and Recreation Services, North - East Region: +3 Other Services, North - East Region: 0
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 North - East Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,017 people or 18.7%)
  • Education and Training (1,370 people or 12.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,277 people or 11.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,664 people in total or 43.3% 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 9.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (11.9% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (5.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in North - East Region decreased by 279 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Manufacturing (-192 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-139 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-119 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+118 persons)

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