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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Boroondara, making up 15.0% 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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Boroondara in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Boroondara 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1710.22.21030.22.2+68
Mining650.10.3630.10.3+2
Manufacturing1,8752.67.82,2563.310.7-381
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2420.31.11190.21.1+123
Construction4,0045.68.33,6865.58.3+318
Wholesale Trade1,8882.63.22,4323.64.5-544
Retail Trade9,08812.710.28,91813.210.8+170
Accommodation and Food Services4,6016.46.63,7325.56.1+869
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7592.54.72,5573.84.7-798
Information Media and Telecommunications8611.21.91,2411.82.0-380
Financial and Insurance Services3,0084.23.93,6925.54.1-684
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9892.81.61,4682.21.4+521
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,09914.17.910,48115.67.8-382
Administrative and Support Services2,2673.23.41,7952.73.3+472
Public Administration and Safety1,8112.55.31,4522.25.3+359
Education and Training10,40214.68.78,96313.38.0+1,439
Health Care and Social Assistance10,68415.012.59,38413.911.6+1,300
Arts and Recreation Services1,1161.61.98941.31.7+222
Other Services2,4653.53.62,6373.93.6-172
Industry not classified3,0024.24.71,4782.22.4+1,524

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Construction, City of Boroondara: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 14.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 14.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 3.5% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +68 Mining, City of Boroondara: +2 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -381 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +123 Construction, City of Boroondara: +318 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -544 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: +170 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +869 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -798 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -380 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: -684 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +521 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: -382 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: +472 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +359 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +1,439 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +1,300 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +222 Other Services, City of Boroondara: -172 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: +1,524
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Boroondara in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,684 local workers 15.0%)
  • Education and Training (10,402 local workers 14.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10,099 local workers 14.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 31,185 people in total or 43.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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 (14.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (14.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.5% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Boroondara were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,524 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,439 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,300 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+869 local workers)

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