City of Monash
Industry sectors of employment
More City of Monash residents work in health care and social assistance than any other industry.
The City of Monash’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|
|City of Monash||2011||2006||Change|
|Industry sector||Number||%||Greater Melbourne||Number||%||Greater Melbourne||2006 to 2011|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||136||0.2||0.5||139||0.2||0.6||-3||14001|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||720||0.9||1.0||591||0.8||0.7||+129||14004|
|Accommodation and Food Services||5,247||6.7||5.9||4,434||5.9||5.6||+813||14008|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||2,744||3.5||4.8||2,615||3.5||4.7||+129||14009|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,962||2.5||2.3||2,004||2.7||2.5||-42||14010|
|Financial and Insurance Services||4,372||5.6||4.8||3,954||5.3||4.7||+418||14011|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,016||1.3||1.5||991||1.3||1.4||+25||14012|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||8,277||10.6||8.9||7,405||9.9||8.2||+872||14013|
|Administrative and Support Services||2,756||3.5||3.5||2,605||3.5||3.5||+151||14014|
|Public Administration and Safety||3,302||4.2||5.1||3,223||4.3||5.0||+79||14015|
|Education and Training||7,331||9.4||7.9||6,885||9.2||7.6||+446||14016|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||8,832||11.3||11.1||7,511||10.1||10.0||+1,321||14017|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,110||1.4||1.8||1,046||1.4||1.7||+64||14018|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,947||2.5||2.5||1,728||2.3||2.7||+219||14020|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||78,334||100.0||100.0||74,543||100.0||100.0||+3,791|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Monash in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (8,832 people or 11.3%)
- Retail Trade (8,802 people or 11.2%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,277 people or 10.6%)
In combination these three industries employed 25,911 people in total or 33.1% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.6% in Retail Trade; and 8.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (10.6% compared to 8.9%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (9.4% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (5.7% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (3.5% compared to 4.8%)
The number of employed people in City of Monash increased by 3,791 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Monash were for those employed in:
- Manufacturing (-1,376 persons)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,321 persons)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+872 persons)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+813 persons)