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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Boroondara, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,457 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 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 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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Boroondara2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1770.20.83020.40.7-126
Mining2120.30.2870.10.3+125
Manufacturing2,3702.88.92,4653.19.3-96
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3300.41.32240.31.1+106
Construction6,1937.39.35,8337.28.4+360
Wholesale Trade2,7773.34.02,3252.94.1+452
Retail Trade10,34512.29.710,15612.610.4+189
Accommodation and Food Services4,7435.65.65,0216.26.4-278
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1792.65.62,4733.15.4-294
Information Media and Telecommunications9011.12.21,2291.52.5-328
Financial and Insurance Services3,9054.64.73,6424.54.7+263
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3842.81.72,1362.61.7+248
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13,39215.810.811,83014.79.4+1,562
Administrative and Support Services2,8073.33.62,7793.43.7+28
Public Administration and Safety2,1712.65.41,9532.45.3+218
Education and Training11,97614.18.211,71514.58.7+261
Health Care and Social Assistance13,45715.912.612,13115.011.9+1,326
Arts and Recreation Services1,2951.52.01,3171.62.2-22
Other Services3,1063.73.53,0963.83.7+10

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Construction, City of Boroondara: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 14.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 15.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: -126 Mining, City of Boroondara: +125 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -96 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +106 Construction, City of Boroondara: +360 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: +452 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: +189 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: -278 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -294 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -328 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +263 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +248 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +1,562 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: +28 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +218 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +261 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +1,326 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -22 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +10
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,457 people or 15.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13,392 people or 15.8%)
  • Education and Training (11,976 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 38,826 people in total or 45.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 12.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (14.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Boroondara increased by 4,005 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,562 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,326 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+452 local workers)
  • Construction (+360 local workers)

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