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Industry sector of employment

More City of Monash residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1360.20.51390.20.6-3
Mining1530.20.21000.10.2+53
Manufacturing7,7499.910.89,12512.212.9-1,376
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7200.91.05910.80.7+129
Construction4,4735.78.23,9825.37.4+491
Wholesale trade4,6555.95.04,7286.35.5-73
Retail Trade8,80211.210.68,81711.811.3-15
Accommodation and Food Services5,2476.75.94,4345.95.6+813
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7443.54.82,6153.54.7+129
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9622.52.32,0042.72.5-42
Financial and Insurance Services4,3725.64.83,9545.34.7+418
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0161.31.59911.31.4+25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,27710.68.97,4059.98.2+872
Administrative and Support Services2,7563.53.52,6053.53.5+151
Public Administration and Safety3,3024.25.13,2234.35.0+79
Education and Training7,3319.47.96,8859.27.6+446
Health Care and Social Assistance8,83211.311.17,51110.110.0+1,321
Arts and Recreation Services1,1101.41.81,0461.41.7+64
Other Services2,7503.53.62,6603.63.6+90
Inadequately described or not stated1,9472.52.51,7282.32.7+219

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 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%
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, City of Monash: -3 Mining, City of Monash: +53 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -1,376 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: +129 Construction, City of Monash: +491 Wholesale trade, City of Monash: -73 Retail Trade, City of Monash: -15 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +813 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +129 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: -42 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +418 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +25 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +872 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +151 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +79 Education and Training, City of Monash: +446 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +1,321 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +64 Other Services, City of Monash: +90 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Monash: +219
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 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 total 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%)

Emerging groups

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)