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Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the City of Boroondara’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Boroondara residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Boroondara, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Boroondara are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Boroondara 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3140.40.62610.30.5+53
Mining2590.30.22750.30.2-16
Manufacturing3,6994.57.74,5205.610.8-821
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7050.91.06860.91.0+19
Construction3,6994.58.23,5874.58.2+112
Wholesale Trade2,7253.33.53,6614.65.0-936
Retail Trade7,7329.410.17,7689.710.6-36
Accommodation and Food Services5,1956.36.54,7535.95.9+442
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9382.45.01,8582.34.8+80
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3942.92.22,3442.92.3+50
Financial and Insurance Services5,7437.04.55,9517.44.8-208
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1232.61.71,7072.11.5+416
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,33415.09.012,44815.58.9-114
Administrative and Support Services2,3752.93.62,5253.13.5-150
Public Administration and Safety3,4664.25.03,4954.45.1-29
Education and Training8,64310.58.68,13210.17.9+511
Health Care and Social Assistance11,66914.212.011,01513.711.1+654
Arts and Recreation Services1,9792.42.11,7052.11.8+274
Other Services2,0402.53.62,0282.53.6+12
Industry not classified3,2333.94.91,5762.02.5+1,657

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Construction, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 7.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +53 Mining, City of Boroondara: -16 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -821 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +19 Construction, City of Boroondara: +112 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -936 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -36 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +442 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +80 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: +50 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: -208 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +416 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: -114 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -150 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: -29 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +511 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +654 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: +274 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +12 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: +1,657
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Boroondara in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,334 people or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,669 people or 14.2%)
  • Education and Training (8,643 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 32,646 people in total or 39.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 9.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (4.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+1,657 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-936 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-821 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+654 resident workforce)

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