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Essendon West

Industry sector of employment

More Essendon West residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Essendon West’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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.200.00.20
Mining00.00.200.00.10
Manufacturing416.27.7599.39.5-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services111.70.930.40.6+9
Construction477.27.5467.26.5+2
Wholesale trade274.04.1264.14.6+1
Retail Trade548.210.0619.710.6-7
Accommodation and Food Services446.65.8304.85.4+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing395.96.0426.66.4-3
Information Media and Telecommunications152.22.391.42.6+6
Financial and Insurance Services324.85.7314.95.4+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services213.21.7132.01.5+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services609.110.17111.38.7-11
Administrative and Support Services314.63.4142.23.5+17
Public Administration and Safety355.36.5375.96.4-2
Education and Training7511.39.76510.39.5+10
Health Care and Social Assistance8212.410.66910.89.9+14
Arts and Recreation Services91.42.5132.02.4-4
Other Services294.33.1223.53.3+7
Inadequately described or not stated101.42.2223.52.8-13

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 West: 0.0% Mining, Essendon West: 0.0% Manufacturing, Essendon West: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon West: 1.7% Construction, Essendon West: 7.2% Wholesale trade, Essendon West: 4.0% Retail Trade, Essendon West: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon West: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon West: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon West: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon West: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon West: 3.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon West: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, Essendon West: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Essendon West: 5.3% Education and Training, Essendon West: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon West: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon West: 1.4% Other Services, Essendon West: 4.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Essendon West: 1.4%
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, Essendon West: 0 Mining, Essendon West: 0 Manufacturing, Essendon West: -18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon West: +9 Construction, Essendon West: +2 Wholesale trade, Essendon West: +1 Retail Trade, Essendon West: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon West: +14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon West: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon West: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon West: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon West: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon West: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Essendon West: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Essendon West: -2 Education and Training, Essendon West: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon West: +14 Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon West: -4 Other Services, Essendon West: +7 Inadequately described or not stated, Essendon West: -13
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (82 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (75 people or 11.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (60 people or 9.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 217 people in total or 32.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Moonee Valley employed 10.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Education and Training; and 10.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.4% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (11.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in rental, hiring and real estate services (3.2% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (8.2% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon West increased by 30 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.