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Local labour force - Industry

Retail Trade employs more of the City of Monash’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 Monash residents are employed to the industry sectors that are located in the City of Monash, 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 Monash 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 labour force industry of employment
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Industry
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1080.10.51450.20.6-37
Mining1560.20.2810.10.2+75
Manufacturing7,80210.010.89,14912.312.8-1,347
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7210.91.05550.70.7+166
Construction4,4525.78.23,9935.47.3+459
Wholesale Trade4,6626.05.04,7346.45.5-72
Retail Trade8,80111.210.68,83411.911.3-33
Accommodation and Food Services5,2316.75.94,4355.95.6+796
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7273.54.82,6123.54.8+115
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9792.52.32,0112.72.5-32
Financial and Insurance Services4,3905.64.83,9425.34.8+448
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0211.31.51,0111.41.4+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,27910.68.97,4009.98.3+879
Administrative and Support Services2,7413.53.52,5963.53.5+145
Public Administration and Safety3,3144.25.13,2214.35.0+93
Education and Training7,3289.47.96,8909.27.7+438
Health Care and Social Assistance8,79911.211.17,50210.110.0+1,297
Arts and Recreation Services1,1061.41.81,0511.41.7+55
Other Services2,7793.53.62,6623.63.6+117
Industry not classified1,9412.52.51,7232.32.7+218

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

Local labour force industry of employment, 2011
Local labour force 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 Monash: 0.1% Mining, City of Monash: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.9% Construction, City of Monash: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 6.0% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Monash: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 1.4% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.5% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 2.5%
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 labour force industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Monash: -37 Mining, City of Monash: +75 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -1,347 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: +166 Construction, City of Monash: +459 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: -72 Retail Trade, City of Monash: -33 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +796 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +115 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: -32 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +448 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +879 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +145 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +93 Education and Training, City of Monash: +438 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +1,297 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +55 Other Services, City of Monash: +117 Industry not classified, City of Monash: +218
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 labour force in City of Monash in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (8,801 people or 11.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,799 people or 11.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,279 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,879 people in total or 33.0% of the total workforce.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.6% in Retail Trade; 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in Education and Training (9.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in Construction (5.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.5% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,347 people)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,297 people)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+879 people)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+796 people)

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