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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Industry sector of employment

More Mornington Peninsula Shire residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2011.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9581.50.59251.60.6+33
Mining1970.30.21570.30.2+40
Manufacturing6,2329.810.86,67311.512.9-441
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5950.91.04080.70.7+187
Construction8,30313.08.26,88011.97.4+1,423
Wholesale trade2,5023.95.02,4724.35.5+30
Retail Trade7,84212.310.67,39112.811.3+451
Accommodation and Food Services4,1086.55.93,6736.45.6+435
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9293.04.81,8943.34.7+35
Information Media and Telecommunications6971.12.37051.22.5-8
Financial and Insurance Services1,3492.14.81,2942.24.7+55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1961.91.51,1502.01.4+46
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6465.78.92,9295.18.2+717
Administrative and Support Services2,2503.53.51,9453.43.5+305
Public Administration and Safety3,6595.85.13,3575.85.0+302
Education and Training5,2268.27.94,5387.97.6+688
Health Care and Social Assistance7,83812.311.16,61011.410.0+1,228
Arts and Recreation Services1,2241.91.81,0721.91.7+152
Other Services2,4603.93.62,2063.83.6+254
Inadequately described or not stated1,4192.22.51,5242.62.7-105

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.1% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +33 Mining, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +40 Manufacturing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -441 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +187 Construction, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,423 Wholesale trade, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +30 Retail Trade, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +451 Accommodation and Food Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +435 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +35 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +55 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +46 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +717 Administrative and Support Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +305 Public Administration and Safety, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +302 Education and Training, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +688 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,228 Arts and Recreation Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +152 Other Services, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +254 Inadequately described or not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -105
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (8,303 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,842 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,838 people or 12.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 23,983 people in total or 37.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.2% in Construction; 10.6% in Retail Trade; and 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (13.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (3.0% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 5,827 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+1,423 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,228 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+717 persons)
  • Education and Training (+688 persons)