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Oakleigh

Industry sector of employment

More Oakleigh residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Oakleigh - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing0--0.30--0.20
Mining0--0.10--0.20
Manufacturing2586.97.136910.09.9-111
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services361.00.9561.50.9-20
Construction2526.75.82426.55.7+10
Retail Trade38010.110.741811.311.2-38
Wholesale trade1293.44.31574.25.9-28
Accommodation and Food Services2737.36.82406.56.7+33
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1143.03.61173.23.5-3
Information Media and Telecommunications992.62.51042.82.5-5
Financial and Insurance Services2105.65.32326.35.6-22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services481.31.8280.81.3+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41311.011.138310.410.6+30
Administrative and Support Services1423.83.71293.53.5+13
Public Administration and Safety1734.64.01554.24.2+18
Education and Training41511.19.938510.49.4+30
Health Care and Social Assistance47412.612.140310.911.3+71
Arts and Recreation Services561.51.7631.71.4-7
Other Services1233.33.21153.13.5+8
Inadequately described or not stated1604.34.91022.82.5+58

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 Monash: 0.3% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.9% Construction, City of Monash: 5.8% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 10.7% Wholesale trade, City of Monash: 4.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 4.0% Education and Training, City of Monash: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 1.7% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.2% Manufacturing, Oakleigh: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh: 1.0% Construction, Oakleigh: 6.7% Retail Trade, Oakleigh: 10.1% Wholesale trade, Oakleigh: 3.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh: 5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh: 4.6% Education and Training, Oakleigh: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh: 1.5% Other Services, Oakleigh: 3.3%
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, Oakleigh: 0 Mining, Oakleigh: 0 Manufacturing, Oakleigh: -111 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh: -20 Construction, Oakleigh: +10 Retail Trade, Oakleigh: -38 Wholesale trade, Oakleigh: -28 Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh: +33 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh: -22 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh: +20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh: +30 Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh: +13 Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh: +18 Education and Training, Oakleigh: +30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh: +71 Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh: -7 Other Services, Oakleigh: +8
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 Oakleigh in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (474 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (415 people or 11.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (413 people or 11.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,302 people in total or 34.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Monash employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Education and Training; and 11.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Oakleigh and City of Monash was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (11.1% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh increased by 57 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Oakleigh were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-111 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+71 persons)

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