City of Melton

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Melton, making up 13.8% 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 Melton 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 Melton.

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 Melton 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 Melton20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2491.02.21460.82.2+103
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1150.51.11040.61.1+11
Wholesale Trade8753.53.24602.64.5+415
Retail Trade3,41613.810.22,60814.810.8+808
Accommodation and Food Services2,0368.26.61,4288.16.1+608
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2114.94.77534.34.7+458
Information Media and Telecommunications1810.71.9930.52.0+88
Financial and Insurance Services3591.53.91761.04.1+183
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3491.41.62541.41.4+95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8073.37.95643.27.8+243
Administrative and Support Services6952.83.48054.63.3-110
Public Administration and Safety1,8897.75.31,4138.05.3+476
Education and Training3,34113.58.72,36413.48.0+977
Health Care and Social Assistance2,57510.412.51,6489.411.6+927
Arts and Recreation Services3971.61.92791.61.7+118
Other Services9904.03.66793.93.6+311
Industry not classified1,1914.84.74782.72.4+713
Total persons24,692100.0100.017,578100.0100.0+7,114

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

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

  • Retail Trade (3,416 people or 13.8%)
  • Education and Training (3,341 people or 13.5%)
  • Construction (2,803 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,560 people in total or 38.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 8.7% in Education and Training and 8.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (4.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education and Training (+977 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+927 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+808 local workers)
  • Construction (+775 local workers)

City of Melton

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