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Essendon

Industry sector of employment

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

Essendon’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
Essendon - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.10.2300.30.2-20
Mining40.00.2120.10.1-8
Manufacturing6666.67.77458.19.5-79
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services830.80.9530.60.6+30
Construction6996.97.55465.96.5+153
Wholesale trade3683.64.13924.34.6-24
Retail Trade1,05010.410.097010.610.6+80
Accommodation and Food Services6176.15.85435.95.4+74
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5955.96.05806.36.4+15
Information Media and Telecommunications2922.92.32853.12.6+7
Financial and Insurance Services6386.35.75035.55.4+135
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1961.91.71571.71.5+39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,11811.110.18739.58.7+245
Administrative and Support Services3573.53.42933.23.5+64
Public Administration and Safety6036.06.56146.76.4-11
Education and Training9939.89.796910.59.5+24
Health Care and Social Assistance1,08710.810.696610.59.9+121
Arts and Recreation Services2742.72.52302.52.4+44
Other Services2852.83.12402.63.3+45
Inadequately described or not stated1711.72.21882.02.8-17

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 Moonee Valley: 0.2% Mining, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Moonee Valley: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Construction, City of Moonee Valley: 7.5% Wholesale trade, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Retail Trade, City of Moonee Valley: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Moonee Valley: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Moonee Valley: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Moonee Valley: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Moonee Valley: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Moonee Valley: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Moonee Valley: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Moonee Valley: 6.5% Education and Training, City of Moonee Valley: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Moonee Valley: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Other Services, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Essendon: 0.1% Mining, Essendon: 0.0% Manufacturing, Essendon: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon: 0.8% Construction, Essendon: 6.9% Wholesale trade, Essendon: 3.6% Retail Trade, Essendon: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon: 6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Essendon: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Essendon: 6.0% Education and Training, Essendon: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon: 2.7% Other Services, Essendon: 2.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Essendon: 1.7%
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, Essendon: -20 Mining, Essendon: -8 Manufacturing, Essendon: -79 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon: +30 Construction, Essendon: +153 Wholesale trade, Essendon: -24 Retail Trade, Essendon: +80 Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon: +74 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon: +135 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon: +39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon: +245 Administrative and Support Services, Essendon: +64 Public Administration and Safety, Essendon: -11 Education and Training, Essendon: +24 Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon: +121 Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon: +44 Other Services, Essendon: +45 Inadequately described or not stated, Essendon: -17
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 Essendon in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,118 people or 11.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,087 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,050 people or 10.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,255 people in total or 32.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Moonee Valley employed 10.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 10.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (11.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (6.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon increased by 915 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+245 persons)
  • Construction (+153 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+135 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+121 persons)