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Somerville

Industry sector of employment

More Somerville residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2011.

Somerville’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
Somerville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing921.61.5721.31.6+20
Mining180.30.3270.50.3-9
Manufacturing74113.19.884815.811.5-107
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services581.00.9370.70.7+21
Construction84114.913.065112.111.9+190
Wholesale trade3085.43.92885.44.3+20
Retail Trade69812.412.372413.512.8-26
Accommodation and Food Services3065.46.52464.66.4+60
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2244.03.02224.13.3+1
Information Media and Telecommunications520.91.1741.41.2-22
Financial and Insurance Services711.22.1871.62.2-16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services551.01.9731.42.0-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2474.45.72314.35.1+16
Administrative and Support Services1773.13.51713.23.4+6
Public Administration and Safety2574.65.82364.45.8+21
Education and Training4267.58.23817.17.9+45
Health Care and Social Assistance61410.912.35209.711.4+93
Arts and Recreation Services711.31.9741.41.9-4
Other Services2614.63.92594.83.8+2
Inadequately described or not stated1322.32.21422.62.6-10

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, Somerville: 1.6% Mining, Somerville: 0.3% Manufacturing, Somerville: 13.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Somerville: 1.0% Construction, Somerville: 14.9% Wholesale trade, Somerville: 5.4% Retail Trade, Somerville: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Somerville: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Somerville: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Somerville: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Somerville: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Somerville: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Somerville: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Somerville: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Somerville: 4.6% Education and Training, Somerville: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Somerville: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Somerville: 1.3% Other Services, Somerville: 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Somerville: 2.3%
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, Somerville: +20 Mining, Somerville: -9 Manufacturing, Somerville: -107 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Somerville: +21 Construction, Somerville: +190 Wholesale trade, Somerville: +20 Retail Trade, Somerville: -26 Accommodation and Food Services, Somerville: +60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Somerville: +1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Somerville: -22 Financial and Insurance Services, Somerville: -16 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Somerville: -18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Somerville: +16 Administrative and Support Services, Somerville: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Somerville: +21 Education and Training, Somerville: +45 Health Care and Social Assistance, Somerville: +93 Arts and Recreation Services, Somerville: -4 Other Services, Somerville: +2 Inadequately described or not stated, Somerville: -10
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 Somerville in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (841 people or 14.9%)
  • Manufacturing (741 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (698 people or 12.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,280 people in total or 40.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Mornington Peninsula Shire employed 13.0% in Construction; 9.8% in Manufacturing; and 12.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (14.9% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (5.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (10.9% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Somerville increased by 284 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+190 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-107 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+93 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+60 persons)