City of Boroondara

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 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 Boroondara2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1770.22.53020.42.6-126
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3300.41.32240.31.2+106
Wholesale Trade2,7773.33.72,3252.93.8+452
Retail Trade10,34512.29.910,15612.610.6+189
Accommodation and Food Services4,7435.65.85,0216.26.6-278
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1792.65.22,4733.15.0-294
Information Media and Telecommunications9011.11.91,2291.52.2-328
Financial and Insurance Services3,9054.64.13,6424.54.1+263
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3842.81.62,1362.61.6+248
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13,39215.89.511,83014.78.2+1,562
Administrative and Support Services2,8073.33.42,7793.43.5+28
Public Administration and Safety2,1712.65.51,9532.45.3+218
Education and Training11,97614.18.311,71514.58.8+261
Health Care and Social Assistance13,45715.913.112,13115.012.4+1,326
Arts and Recreation Services1,2951.51.91,3171.62.1-22
Other Services3,1063.73.63,0963.83.7+10
Total industries84,721100.0100.080,716100.0100.0+4,005

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 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 fields accounted for 38,826 people in total or 45.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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 the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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)

City of Boroondara

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