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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Boroondara, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,166 local jobs in 2016/17.

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 Boroondara2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3240.40.71920.20.6+133
Mining1040.10.31810.20.3-77
Manufacturing2,3492.88.92,7253.510.6-376
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3480.41.21380.21.1+210
Construction6,1577.38.95,7967.48.8+361
Wholesale Trade2,2362.63.82,6603.44.8-424
Retail Trade10,73312.610.39,79412.510.2+939
Accommodation and Food Services5,5646.66.54,6345.95.9+930
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2462.65.43,1294.05.5-883
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0381.22.41,5692.02.6-531
Financial and Insurance Services3,4984.14.64,0555.24.9-558
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,4122.81.81,7942.31.6+617
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,10414.39.412,02915.39.2+75
Administrative and Support Services3,0583.63.72,4443.13.7+614
Public Administration and Safety2,1542.55.21,6832.15.2+470
Education and Training12,65214.98.810,38313.28.0+2,268
Health Care and Social Assistance13,16615.512.110,91413.910.9+2,252
Arts and Recreation Services1,5321.82.21,1501.52.1+382
Other Services3,2003.83.93,2794.23.8-78

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.1% 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: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 14.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 14.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 15.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +133 Mining, City of Boroondara: -77 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -376 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +210 Construction, City of Boroondara: +361 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -424 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: +939 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +930 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -883 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -531 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: -558 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +617 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +75 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: +614 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +470 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +2,268 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +2,252 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +382 Other Services, City of Boroondara: -78
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,166 people or 15.5%)
  • Education and Training (12,652 people or 14.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,104 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 37,921 people in total or 44.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Education and Training; and 9.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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 (14.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.5% compared to 12.1%)
  • 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 6,325 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Boroondara were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+2,268 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,252 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+939 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+930 local workers)

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