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Oakleigh South

Industry sector of employment

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

Oakleigh South’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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.230.10.2-3
Mining00.00.290.40.1-9
Manufacturing25210.89.928613.212.2-34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services381.60.9160.70.8+22
Construction1576.85.71356.35.3+22
Wholesale trade1094.75.91205.66.3-11
Retail Trade26111.211.227012.511.8-9
Accommodation and Food Services1275.56.71155.35.9+12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1406.03.51115.23.5+29
Information Media and Telecommunications582.52.5562.62.7+2
Financial and Insurance Services1225.25.6874.05.3+35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.91.3321.51.3-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2249.610.61667.79.9+58
Administrative and Support Services803.43.5924.33.5-12
Public Administration and Safety974.24.21185.54.3-21
Education and Training1797.79.41607.49.2+19
Health Care and Social Assistance24610.611.321810.110.1+28
Arts and Recreation Services341.51.4391.81.4-5
Other Services994.33.5673.13.6+32
Inadequately described or not stated803.42.5572.72.3+23

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 South: 0.0% Mining, Oakleigh South: 0.0% Manufacturing, Oakleigh South: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh South: 1.6% Construction, Oakleigh South: 6.8% Wholesale trade, Oakleigh South: 4.7% Retail Trade, Oakleigh South: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh South: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh South: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh South: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh South: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh South: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh South: 9.6% Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh South: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh South: 4.2% Education and Training, Oakleigh South: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh South: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh South: 1.5% Other Services, Oakleigh South: 4.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Oakleigh South: 3.4%
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, Oakleigh South: -3 Mining, Oakleigh South: -9 Manufacturing, Oakleigh South: -34 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Oakleigh South: +22 Construction, Oakleigh South: +22 Wholesale trade, Oakleigh South: -11 Retail Trade, Oakleigh South: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Oakleigh South: +12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Oakleigh South: +29 Information Media and Telecommunications, Oakleigh South: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Oakleigh South: +35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Oakleigh South: -11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Oakleigh South: +58 Administrative and Support Services, Oakleigh South: -12 Public Administration and Safety, Oakleigh South: -21 Education and Training, Oakleigh South: +19 Health Care and Social Assistance, Oakleigh South: +28 Arts and Recreation Services, Oakleigh South: -5 Other Services, Oakleigh South: +32 Inadequately described or not stated, Oakleigh South: +23
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 South in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (261 people or 11.2%)
  • Manufacturing (252 people or 10.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (246 people or 10.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 759 people in total or 32.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Monash employed 11.2% in Retail Trade; 9.9% in Manufacturing; and 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (7.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (4.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (5.5% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh South increased by 167 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Oakleigh South was for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+58 persons)