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Employment by industry (Census)

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer in the City of Boroondara, making up 16.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Boroondara regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Boroondara.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Boroondara 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing910.12.2890.22.8+2
Mining510.10.3420.10.3+9
Manufacturing2,0753.310.82,4604.112.8-385
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1160.21.11820.30.9-66
Construction3,1175.08.22,7414.67.4+376
Wholesale Trade2,2653.74.62,2303.85.1+35
Retail Trade8,19613.211.08,64214.611.8-446
Accommodation and Food Services3,2625.36.13,1565.35.8+106
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3243.84.71,1331.94.5+1,191
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1701.92.01,4202.42.3-250
Financial and Insurance Services3,5415.74.23,6166.14.2-75
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3962.31.41,2152.01.4+181
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,02016.27.99,32915.77.4+691
Administrative and Support Services1,6502.73.31,6002.73.3+50
Public Administration and Safety1,3622.25.52,2503.85.3-888
Education and Training8,51613.78.27,54012.77.9+976
Health Care and Social Assistance8,83114.311.77,71313.010.6+1,118
Arts and Recreation Services8381.41.77421.31.6+96
Other Services2,4293.93.72,4074.13.7+22
Industry not classified6931.11.27871.31.2-94

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.6% Retail Trade, Victoria: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.5% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.7% Other Services, Victoria: 3.7% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Construction, City of Boroondara: 5.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 3.7% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 13.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 16.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 13.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.4% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 3.9% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +2 Mining, City of Boroondara: +9 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -385 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: -66 Construction, City of Boroondara: +376 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: +35 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -446 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +106 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +1,191 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -250 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: -75 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +181 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +691 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: +50 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: -888 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +976 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +1,118 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +96 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +22 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: -94
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in City of Boroondara in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10,020 local workers 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,831 local workers 14.3%)
  • Education and Training (8,516 local workers 13.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 27,367 people in total or 44.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (16.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.2% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Boroondara were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,191 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,118 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+976 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-888 local workers)

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