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Industry sector of employment

More City of Whittlesea residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

The City of Whittlesea’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
City of Whittlesea - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5140.60.63320.50.5+182
Mining1160.10.21000.10.2+16
Manufacturing8,4099.57.710,11714.210.8-1,708
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0681.21.08171.11.0+251
Construction9,00510.28.27,48010.58.2+1,525
Retail Trade10,22011.510.18,72012.210.6+1,500
Wholesale trade2,8303.23.53,3234.65.0-493
Accommodation and Food Services5,1875.96.53,6845.25.9+1,503
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,1917.05.04,8916.84.8+1,300
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3721.52.21,1521.62.3+220
Financial and Insurance Services3,1103.54.52,7023.84.8+408
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1711.31.78591.21.5+312
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,3314.99.03,3654.78.9+966
Administrative and Support Services3,2403.73.62,4653.43.5+775
Public Administration and Safety4,6235.25.03,6745.15.1+949
Education and Training6,2007.08.64,1905.97.9+2,010
Health Care and Social Assistance11,45912.912.08,01511.211.1+3,444
Arts and Recreation Services1,0331.22.18511.21.8+182
Other Services3,5494.03.62,7513.83.6+798
Inadequately described or not stated4,9175.64.92,0072.82.5+2,910

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Wholesale trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% Mining, City of Whittlesea: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Whittlesea: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% Construction, City of Whittlesea: 10.2% Retail Trade, City of Whittlesea: 11.5% Wholesale trade, City of Whittlesea: 3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whittlesea: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whittlesea: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whittlesea: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whittlesea: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whittlesea: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whittlesea: 5.2% Education and Training, City of Whittlesea: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whittlesea: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% Other Services, City of Whittlesea: 4.0%
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, City of Whittlesea: +182 Mining, City of Whittlesea: +16 Manufacturing, City of Whittlesea: -1,708 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whittlesea: +251 Construction, City of Whittlesea: +1,525 Retail Trade, City of Whittlesea: +1,500 Wholesale trade, City of Whittlesea: -493 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whittlesea: +1,503 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whittlesea: +1,300 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whittlesea: +220 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whittlesea: +408 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whittlesea: +312 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whittlesea: +966 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whittlesea: +775 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whittlesea: +949 Education and Training, City of Whittlesea: +2,010 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whittlesea: +3,444 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whittlesea: +182 Other Services, City of Whittlesea: +798
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 City of Whittlesea in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,459 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (10,220 people or 11.5%)
  • Construction (9,005 people or 10.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 30,684 people in total or 34.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.1% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.9% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Whittlesea increased by 17,050 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Whittlesea were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,444 persons)
  • Education and Training (+2,010 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-1,708 persons)
  • Construction (+1,525 persons)

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