City of Kingston

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Kingston'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 Kingston residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Kingston, 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 Kingston 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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Kingston - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2740.42.21500.22.1+124
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7491.01.17381.01.0+11
Wholesale Trade3,1714.33.23,9955.44.3-824
Retail Trade7,83610.610.27,76510.510.2+71
Accommodation and Food Services4,1305.66.63,5434.85.8+587
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7823.84.82,8213.84.4-39
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4792.01.91,4942.01.9-15
Financial and Insurance Services3,4004.63.93,4104.63.9-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2541.71.69871.31.3+267
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,2368.47.95,7007.77.3+536
Administrative and Support Services2,5933.53.42,4083.33.1+185
Public Administration and Safety3,7845.15.33,5674.85.0+217
Education and Training6,7329.18.65,5607.57.6+1,172
Health Care and Social Assistance8,71811.812.57,71610.510.9+1,002
Arts and Recreation Services1,5242.11.91,1931.61.6+331
Other Services2,7503.73.62,6373.63.4+113
Industry not classified3,4984.74.71,7662.42.3+1,732
Total Persons74,091100.0100.070,388100.0100.0+3,703

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,718 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (7,836 people or 10.6%)
  • Education and Training (6,732 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 23,286 people in total or 31.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Kingston and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Wholesale Trade (4.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.8% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-2,406 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,732 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,172 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,002 resident workforce)

City of Kingston

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