City of Boroondara

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Boroondara, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 11,999 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Boroondara.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Boroondara2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1780.33.22130.33.6-34
Mining590.10.5890.10.5-30
Manufacturing2,0243.09.32,3153.510.5-291
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3030.41.52190.31.4+84
Construction5,6258.210.55,4188.29.5+207
Wholesale Trade2,2713.33.72,0733.24.2+198
Retail Trade7,35410.78.67,59311.69.3-239
Accommodation and Food Services3,2334.74.73,4545.35.4-221
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9412.85.72,3713.65.7-430
Information Media and Telecommunications6621.01.91,0351.62.4-373
Financial and Insurance Services3,3924.94.33,0934.74.2+299
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2073.21.71,8682.81.7+339
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11,99917.510.411,27717.29.4+722
Administrative and Support Services2,1903.23.22,0363.13.1+154
Public Administration and Safety1,8232.75.51,6192.55.2+204
Education and Training9,69114.18.18,75813.37.8+933
Health Care and Social Assistance10,23514.911.98,98913.710.6+1,246
Arts and Recreation Services9141.31.88331.31.8+82
Other Services2,4613.63.62,4423.73.7+19
Total industries68,561100.0100.065,692100.0100.0+2,869

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Boroondara in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11,999 people or 17.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,235 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (9,691 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,925 people in total or 46.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.9% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Boroondara increased by increased by 2,869 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Boroondara were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,246 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+933 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+722 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+339 full-time equivalent local workers)

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