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Essendon

Industry sector of employment

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

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Essendon - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing160.10.3100.10.2+6
Mining90.10.240.00.2+5
Manufacturing5735.35.86666.67.7-93
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services680.60.9830.80.9-15
Construction8067.47.56996.97.5+107
Retail Trade1,0469.69.51,05010.410.0-4
Wholesale trade2872.62.93683.64.1-81
Accommodation and Food Services7326.75.96176.15.8+115
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5805.35.95955.96.0-15
Information Media and Telecommunications2622.42.32922.92.3-30
Financial and Insurance Services6435.95.56386.35.7+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2001.81.81961.91.7+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,23311.310.21,11811.110.1+115
Administrative and Support Services3383.13.43573.53.4-19
Public Administration and Safety7216.66.56036.06.5+118
Education and Training1,15210.610.39939.89.7+159
Health Care and Social Assistance1,26111.611.31,08710.810.6+174
Arts and Recreation Services2622.42.72742.72.5-12
Other Services3022.83.12852.83.1+17
Inadequately described or not stated3853.53.91711.72.2+214

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 Moonee Valley: 0.3% Mining, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Moonee Valley: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Construction, City of Moonee Valley: 7.5% Retail Trade, City of Moonee Valley: 9.5% Wholesale trade, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Moonee Valley: 5.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Moonee Valley: 10.2% 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: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Moonee Valley: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Other Services, City of Moonee Valley: 3.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Essendon: 0.1% Mining, Essendon: 0.1% Manufacturing, Essendon: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon: 0.6% Construction, Essendon: 7.4% Retail Trade, Essendon: 9.6% Wholesale trade, Essendon: 2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon: 5.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon: 11.3% Administrative and Support Services, Essendon: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Essendon: 6.6% Education and Training, Essendon: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon: 2.4% Other Services, Essendon: 2.8%
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, Essendon: +6 Mining, Essendon: +5 Manufacturing, Essendon: -93 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon: -15 Construction, Essendon: +107 Retail Trade, Essendon: -4 Wholesale trade, Essendon: -81 Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon: +115 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon: -15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon: -30 Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon: +115 Administrative and Support Services, Essendon: -19 Public Administration and Safety, Essendon: +118 Education and Training, Essendon: +159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon: +174 Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon: -12 Other Services, Essendon: +17
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 Essendon in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,261 people or 11.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,233 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,152 people or 10.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,646 people in total or 33.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Moonee Valley employed 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 10.3% in Education and Training.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (11.3% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon increased by 770 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+174 persons)
  • Education and Training (+159 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+118 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+115 persons)

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