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Surrey Downs

Industry sector of employment

More Surrey Downs residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Surrey Downs’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
Surrey Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.430.20.4-3
Mining40.20.700.00.4+4
Manufacturing20411.410.927815.712.7-74
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services301.71.5221.21.2+8
Construction1699.59.01619.18.1+8
Wholesale trade874.93.7985.54.2-11
Retail Trade20311.412.224013.513.1-37
Accommodation and Food Services653.65.0844.74.8-19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing905.04.2864.94.1+4
Information Media and Telecommunications311.71.6150.81.7+16
Financial and Insurance Services784.43.8653.74.2+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services372.11.3241.41.4+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services754.25.3623.55.1+13
Administrative and Support Services663.73.4422.43.2+24
Public Administration and Safety1669.39.21448.18.4+22
Education and Training1116.28.11076.07.4+4
Health Care and Social Assistance23313.013.122412.612.2+9
Arts and Recreation Services352.01.170.41.1+28
Other Services784.44.5864.94.4-8
Inadequately described or not stated241.31.4251.41.7-1

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 Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Mining, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Tea Tree Gully: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Construction, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.0% Wholesale trade, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.7% Retail Trade, City of Tea Tree Gully: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.2% Education and Training, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Other Services, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Surrey Downs: 0.0% Mining, Surrey Downs: 0.2% Manufacturing, Surrey Downs: 11.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surrey Downs: 1.7% Construction, Surrey Downs: 9.5% Wholesale trade, Surrey Downs: 4.9% Retail Trade, Surrey Downs: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Surrey Downs: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surrey Downs: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Surrey Downs: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Surrey Downs: 4.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surrey Downs: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surrey Downs: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Surrey Downs: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Surrey Downs: 9.3% Education and Training, Surrey Downs: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Surrey Downs: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Surrey Downs: 2.0% Other Services, Surrey Downs: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Surrey Downs: 1.3%
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, Surrey Downs: -3 Mining, Surrey Downs: +4 Manufacturing, Surrey Downs: -74 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surrey Downs: +8 Construction, Surrey Downs: +8 Wholesale trade, Surrey Downs: -11 Retail Trade, Surrey Downs: -37 Accommodation and Food Services, Surrey Downs: -19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surrey Downs: +4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Surrey Downs: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, Surrey Downs: +13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surrey Downs: +13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surrey Downs: +13 Administrative and Support Services, Surrey Downs: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Surrey Downs: +22 Education and Training, Surrey Downs: +4 Health Care and Social Assistance, Surrey Downs: +9 Arts and Recreation Services, Surrey Downs: +28 Other Services, Surrey Downs: -8 Inadequately described or not stated, Surrey Downs: -1
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 Surrey Downs in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (233 people or 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (204 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (203 people or 11.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 640 people in total or 35.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Tea Tree Gully employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Manufacturing; and 12.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Surrey Downs and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (4.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (3.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.2% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Downs increased by 13 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Surrey Downs was for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-74 persons)