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Industry sector of employment

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

West 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
West Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing380.40.6790.90.7-41
Mining290.30.8360.40.7-7
Manufacturing6437.36.17408.87.4-97
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.71.4801.01.0+72
Construction5746.55.94965.95.2+78
Wholesale trade2803.23.02793.33.5+1
Retail Trade92410.59.793211.110.5-8
Accommodation and Food Services5836.65.45556.65.6+28
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2923.32.62993.62.7-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1591.81.91591.92.10
Financial and Insurance Services3774.34.13484.14.3+29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1241.41.61281.51.6-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6587.59.35927.09.0+66
Administrative and Support Services3123.52.92863.42.9+26
Public Administration and Safety6947.98.16157.37.5+79
Education and Training90110.212.784510.112.4+56
Health Care and Social Assistance1,49917.017.31,27515.216.3+224
Arts and Recreation Services1151.31.61261.51.5-11
Other Services3483.93.43584.33.4-10
Inadequately described or not stated1211.41.51732.11.6-52

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, West Region: 0.4% Mining, West Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, West Region: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Region: 1.7% Construction, West Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, West Region: 3.2% Retail Trade, West Region: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, West Region: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Region: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Region: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, West Region: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Region: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, West Region: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, West Region: 7.9% Education and Training, West Region: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Region: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, West Region: 1.3% Other Services, West Region: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, West 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, West Region: -41 Mining, West Region: -7 Manufacturing, West Region: -97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Region: +72 Construction, West Region: +78 Wholesale trade, West Region: +1 Retail Trade, West Region: -8 Accommodation and Food Services, West Region: +28 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Region: -7 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Region: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, West Region: +29 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Region: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Region: +66 Administrative and Support Services, West Region: +26 Public Administration and Safety, West Region: +79 Education and Training, West Region: +56 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Region: +224 Arts and Recreation Services, West Region: -11 Other Services, West Region: -10 Inadequately described or not stated, West Region: -52
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 West Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,499 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (924 people or 10.5%)
  • Education and Training (901 people or 10.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,324 people in total or 37.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 17.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 12.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (6.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (7.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (10.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (7.5% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Region increased by 422 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+224 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-97 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+79 persons)
  • Construction (+78 persons)