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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Monash, making up 14.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Monash 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 Monash.

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 Monash 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing810.10.5960.10.6-15
Mining530.10.2190.00.2+34
Manufacturing12,90914.411.316,09818.213.5-3,189
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7420.81.01,0151.10.8-273
Construction5,5026.16.25,0125.75.4+490
Wholesale Trade8,5139.55.38,5829.75.8-69
Retail Trade9,65410.810.910,17811.511.8-524
Accommodation and Food Services3,2853.75.93,3613.85.7-76
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2273.64.83,0413.44.7+186
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7802.02.42,1192.42.6-339
Financial and Insurance Services2,5862.95.22,2922.65.1+294
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1971.31.61,2201.41.5-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,0537.99.56,5977.58.8+456
Administrative and Support Services2,6202.93.22,8543.23.2-234
Public Administration and Safety2,7193.05.42,1792.55.3+540
Education and Training11,20212.58.49,93911.38.1+1,263
Health Care and Social Assistance11,89113.311.59,43610.710.4+2,455
Arts and Recreation Services8551.01.96710.81.7+184
Other Services2,7233.03.72,6113.03.7+112
Industry not classified1,1261.31.29921.11.2+134

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 5.3% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Monash: 0.1% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 14.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.8% Construction, City of Monash: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 9.5% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 3.0% Education and Training, City of Monash: 12.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 1.0% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.0% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 1.3%
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 Monash: -15 Mining, City of Monash: +34 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -3,189 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: -273 Construction, City of Monash: +490 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: -69 Retail Trade, City of Monash: -524 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: -76 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +186 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: -339 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +294 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: -23 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +456 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: -234 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +540 Education and Training, City of Monash: +1,263 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +2,455 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +184 Other Services, City of Monash: +112 Industry not classified, City of Monash: +134
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 Monash in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (12,909 local workers 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,891 local workers 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (11,202 local workers 12.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 36,002 people in total or 40.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 11.3% in Manufacturing; 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (9.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.4% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,189 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,455 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,263 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+540 local workers)

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