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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 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Essendon West - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing0--0.30--0.20
Mining30.40.20--0.2+3
Manufacturing416.15.8416.27.70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0--0.9111.70.9-11
Construction598.87.5477.27.5+12
Retail Trade537.99.5548.210.0-1
Wholesale trade162.42.9264.04.1-11
Accommodation and Food Services446.75.9436.65.8+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing527.85.9395.96.0+13
Information Media and Telecommunications121.82.3142.22.3-3
Financial and Insurance Services406.05.5314.85.7+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services182.71.8213.21.7-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services629.410.2609.110.1+2
Administrative and Support Services132.03.4304.63.4-17
Public Administration and Safety284.26.5355.36.5-7
Education and Training659.810.37411.39.7-9
Health Care and Social Assistance7110.611.38212.410.6-11
Arts and Recreation Services243.72.791.42.5+16
Other Services314.73.1284.33.1+3
Inadequately described or not stated324.83.991.42.2+23

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% Mining, Essendon West: 0.4% Manufacturing, Essendon West: 6.1% Construction, Essendon West: 8.8% Retail Trade, Essendon West: 7.9% Wholesale trade, Essendon West: 2.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon West: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon West: 7.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon West: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon West: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon West: 2.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon West: 9.4% Administrative and Support Services, Essendon West: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Essendon West: 4.2% Education and Training, Essendon West: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon West: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon West: 3.7% Other Services, Essendon West: 4.7%
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 West: 0 Mining, Essendon West: +3 Manufacturing, Essendon West: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Essendon West: -11 Construction, Essendon West: +12 Retail Trade, Essendon West: -1 Wholesale trade, Essendon West: -11 Accommodation and Food Services, Essendon West: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Essendon West: +13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Essendon West: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Essendon West: +9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Essendon West: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Essendon West: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Essendon West: -17 Public Administration and Safety, Essendon West: -7 Education and Training, Essendon West: -9 Health Care and Social Assistance, Essendon West: -11 Arts and Recreation Services, Essendon West: +16 Other Services, Essendon West: +3
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 West in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (71 people or 10.6%)
  • Education and Training (65 people or 9.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (62 people or 9.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 198 people in total or 29.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Moonee Valley employed 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Education and Training; and 10.2% 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 transport, postal and warehousing (7.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in other services (4.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (4.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (7.9% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon West increased by 8 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2011 and 2016.

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