City of Boroondara

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Boroondara, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 14,584 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Boroondara. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Boroondara regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Boroondara's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Boroondara2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1720.22.22590.32.6-88
Mining2910.40.3860.10.4+206
Manufacturing2,2322.78.62,3822.98.9-150
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2630.31.22700.31.2-7
Construction5,8177.19.36,0787.38.7-262
Wholesale Trade2,2322.73.62,2482.73.6-16
Retail Trade9,84212.19.810,47912.610.6-637
Accommodation and Food Services4,6335.75.85,3446.46.7-710
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1472.65.12,3012.85.0-155
Information Media and Telecommunications9371.11.91,1071.32.1-170
Financial and Insurance Services3,3534.14.23,5624.34.0-209
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9242.41.52,3032.81.6-379
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,06514.89.512,00114.48.3+63
Administrative and Support Services2,5793.23.22,9433.53.6-364
Public Administration and Safety2,0532.55.72,0732.55.3-20
Education and Training11,85214.58.812,39014.98.9-538
Health Care and Social Assistance14,58417.913.712,85415.512.7+1,730
Arts and Recreation Services1,5741.92.01,3461.62.0+228
Other Services3,0613.83.43,1493.83.7-88
Total industries81,609100.0100.083,176100.0100.0-1,567

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Boroondara in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,584 people or 17.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,065 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (11,852 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 38,500 people in total or 47.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Boroondara increased by decreased by -1,567 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,730 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+228 local workers)
  • Mining (+206 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+63 local workers)

City of Boroondara

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