City of Boroondara

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Boroondara, making up 15.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Boroondara regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Boroondara.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Boroondara in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Boroondara20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1710.22.21030.22.2+68
Mining650.10.3630.10.3+2
Manufacturing1,8752.67.82,2563.310.7-381
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2420.31.11190.21.1+123
Construction4,0045.68.33,6865.58.3+318
Wholesale Trade1,8882.63.22,4323.64.5-544
Retail Trade9,08812.710.28,91813.210.8+170
Accommodation and Food Services4,6016.46.63,7325.56.1+869
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7592.54.72,5573.84.7-798
Information Media and Telecommunications8611.21.91,2411.82.0-380
Financial and Insurance Services3,0084.23.93,6925.54.1-684
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9892.81.61,4682.21.4+521
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,09914.17.910,48115.67.8-382
Administrative and Support Services2,2673.23.41,7952.73.3+472
Public Administration and Safety1,8112.55.31,4522.25.3+359
Education and Training10,40214.68.78,96313.38.0+1,439
Health Care and Social Assistance10,68415.012.59,38413.911.6+1,300
Arts and Recreation Services1,1161.61.98941.31.7+222
Other Services2,4653.53.62,6373.93.6-172
Industry not classified3,0024.24.71,4782.22.4+1,524
Total persons71,397100.0100.067,348100.0100.0+4,049

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Boroondara in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,684 people or 15.0%)
  • Education and Training (10,402 people or 14.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10,099 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,185 people in total or 43.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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 (14.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.5% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+1,524 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,439 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,300 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+869 local workers)

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