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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the City of Boroondara’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Boroondara residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Boroondara, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Boroondara are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
City of Boroondara 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2260.30.52130.30.6+13
Mining2940.40.22200.30.2+74
Manufacturing4,5535.710.84,9766.512.8-423
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6860.91.04650.60.7+221
Construction3,5774.58.23,0704.07.3+507
Wholesale Trade3,6924.65.03,8785.05.5-186
Retail Trade7,7459.610.67,79510.111.3-50
Accommodation and Food Services4,7445.95.94,5095.95.6+235
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8472.34.81,7162.24.8+131
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3612.92.32,3753.12.5-14
Financial and Insurance Services5,9567.44.85,6457.34.8+311
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7092.11.51,6332.11.4+76
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,45615.58.911,56715.08.3+889
Administrative and Support Services2,5303.23.52,5353.33.5-5
Public Administration and Safety3,4944.45.13,3734.45.0+121
Education and Training8,13610.17.97,92910.37.7+207
Health Care and Social Assistance10,99213.711.19,92912.910.0+1,063
Arts and Recreation Services1,7172.11.81,4331.91.7+284
Other Services2,0132.53.61,9872.63.6+26
Industry not classified1,5702.02.51,7632.32.7-193

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry 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% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Construction, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 4.6% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +13 Mining, City of Boroondara: +74 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -423 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +221 Construction, City of Boroondara: +507 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -186 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -50 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +235 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +131 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +311 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +76 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +889 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -5 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +121 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +207 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +1,063 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +284 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +26 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: -193
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Boroondara in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,456 people or 15.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,992 people or 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (8,136 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 31,584 people in total or 39.3% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Financial and Insurance Services (7.4% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (5.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Construction (4.5% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,063 local labour force)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+889 local labour force)
  • Construction (+507 local labour force)
  • Manufacturing (-423 local labour force)

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