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Mount Waverley

Industry sector of employment

More Mount Waverley residents worked in professional, scientific and technical services than any other industry in 2011.

Mount Waverley’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
Mount Waverley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.00.2310.20.2-27
Mining110.10.2200.10.1-9
Manufacturing1,3479.09.91,46910.312.2-122
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1230.80.91260.90.8-3
Construction8425.65.77004.95.3+142
Wholesale trade8235.55.98516.06.3-28
Retail Trade1,65811.111.21,64811.611.8+10
Accommodation and Food Services8685.86.78315.85.9+37
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4703.13.54273.03.5+43
Information Media and Telecommunications4342.92.54253.02.7+9
Financial and Insurance Services8996.05.67635.45.3+136
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1851.21.32321.61.3-47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,83812.310.61,63711.59.9+201
Administrative and Support Services4823.23.55073.63.5-25
Public Administration and Safety6694.54.26134.34.3+56
Education and Training1,58110.59.41,50510.69.2+76
Health Care and Social Assistance1,70311.411.31,51010.610.1+193
Arts and Recreation Services2401.61.41971.41.4+43
Other Services4733.23.54943.53.6-21
Inadequately described or not stated3392.32.52611.82.3+78

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 Monash: 0.2% Mining, City of Monash: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.9% Construction, City of Monash: 5.7% Wholesale trade, City of Monash: 5.9% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Monash: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 1.4% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Monash: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mount Waverley: 0.0% Mining, Mount Waverley: 0.1% Manufacturing, Mount Waverley: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mount Waverley: 0.8% Construction, Mount Waverley: 5.6% Wholesale trade, Mount Waverley: 5.5% Retail Trade, Mount Waverley: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Mount Waverley: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mount Waverley: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mount Waverley: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Mount Waverley: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mount Waverley: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mount Waverley: 12.3% Administrative and Support Services, Mount Waverley: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Mount Waverley: 4.5% Education and Training, Mount Waverley: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mount Waverley: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Mount Waverley: 1.6% Other Services, Mount Waverley: 3.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Mount Waverley: 2.3%
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, Mount Waverley: -27 Mining, Mount Waverley: -9 Manufacturing, Mount Waverley: -122 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mount Waverley: -3 Construction, Mount Waverley: +142 Wholesale trade, Mount Waverley: -28 Retail Trade, Mount Waverley: +10 Accommodation and Food Services, Mount Waverley: +37 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mount Waverley: +43 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mount Waverley: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Mount Waverley: +136 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mount Waverley: -47 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mount Waverley: +201 Administrative and Support Services, Mount Waverley: -25 Public Administration and Safety, Mount Waverley: +56 Education and Training, Mount Waverley: +76 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mount Waverley: +193 Arts and Recreation Services, Mount Waverley: +43 Other Services, Mount Waverley: -21 Inadequately described or not stated, Mount Waverley: +78
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,838 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,703 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (1,658 people or 11.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 5,199 people in total or 34.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Monash employed 10.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Mount Waverley and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (12.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (10.5% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mount Waverley increased by 742 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+201 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+193 persons)
  • Construction (+142 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+136 persons)