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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Industry sector of employment

More Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2011.

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie’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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70.51.5201.31.6-13
Mining00.00.390.60.3-9
Manufacturing835.69.8875.511.5-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.60.990.60.70
Construction21814.613.022814.411.9-10
Wholesale trade543.63.9684.34.3-14
Retail Trade18212.212.317811.212.8+4
Accommodation and Food Services17411.76.517310.96.4+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing422.83.0402.53.3+2
Information Media and Telecommunications211.41.160.41.2+15
Financial and Insurance Services281.92.1533.32.2-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services634.21.9875.52.0-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1399.35.71036.55.1+36
Administrative and Support Services674.53.5724.53.4-5
Public Administration and Safety422.85.8543.45.8-12
Education and Training1127.58.21147.27.9-2
Health Care and Social Assistance1439.612.31449.111.4-1
Arts and Recreation Services312.11.9342.11.9-3
Other Services483.23.9462.93.8+2
Inadequately described or not stated261.72.2593.72.6-33

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Mining, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% Construction, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.0% Wholesale trade, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.9% Retail Trade, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.8% Education and Training, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.9% Other Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.5% Mining, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Manufacturing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.6% Construction, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 14.6% Wholesale trade, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.6% Retail Trade, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 11.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 2.8% Education and Training, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 9.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 2.1% Other Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -13 Mining, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9 Manufacturing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 Construction, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -10 Wholesale trade, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -14 Retail Trade, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +15 Financial and Insurance Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +36 Administrative and Support Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -12 Education and Training, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -2 Health Care and Social Assistance, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -3 Other Services, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +2 Inadequately described or not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -33
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (218 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (182 people or 12.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (174 people or 11.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 574 people in total or 38.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Mornington Peninsula Shire employed 13.0% in Construction; 12.3% in Retail Trade; and 6.5% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (11.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (9.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (2.8% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie decreased by 95 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2006 and 2011.