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Oakleigh

Industry sector of employment

More Oakleigh residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

Oakleigh’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
Oakleigh - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.260.20.2-6
Mining00.00.200.00.10
Manufacturing36910.09.935311.212.2+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services561.50.9280.90.8+28
Construction2426.55.72207.05.3+22
Wholesale trade1574.25.91635.26.3-6
Retail Trade41811.311.234911.111.8+69
Accommodation and Food Services2406.56.71845.85.9+56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1173.23.51203.83.5-3
Information Media and Telecommunications1042.82.5983.12.7+6
Financial and Insurance Services2326.35.61504.85.3+82
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280.81.3341.11.3-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services38310.410.62989.59.9+85
Administrative and Support Services1293.53.51454.63.5-16
Public Administration and Safety1554.24.21615.14.3-6
Education and Training38510.49.42889.19.2+97
Health Care and Social Assistance40310.911.33129.910.1+91
Arts and Recreation Services631.71.4361.11.4+27
Other Services1153.13.51354.33.6-20
Inadequately described or not stated1022.82.5702.22.3+32

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, Oakleigh: 0.0% Mining, Oakleigh: 0.0% Manufacturing, Oakleigh: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh: 1.5% Construction, Oakleigh: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Oakleigh: 4.2% Retail Trade, Oakleigh: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh: 6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh: 4.2% Education and Training, Oakleigh: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh: 1.7% Other Services, Oakleigh: 3.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Oakleigh: 2.8%
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, Oakleigh: -6 Mining, Oakleigh: 0 Manufacturing, Oakleigh: +16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh: +28 Construction, Oakleigh: +22 Wholesale trade, Oakleigh: -6 Retail Trade, Oakleigh: +69 Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh: +56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh: +82 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh: +85 Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh: -16 Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh: -6 Education and Training, Oakleigh: +97 Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh: +91 Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh: +27 Other Services, Oakleigh: -20 Inadequately described or not stated, Oakleigh: +32
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 Oakleigh in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (418 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (403 people or 10.9%)
  • Education and Training (385 people or 10.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,206 people in total or 32.6% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Monash employed 11.2% in Retail Trade; 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (10.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (4.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh increased by 548 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Education and Training (+97 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+91 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+85 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+82 persons)