City of Melton

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in the City of Melton, making up 14.0% 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 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 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Melton20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3320.92.12491.02.2+83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2430.61.11150.51.1+128
Wholesale Trade9892.62.88753.53.2+114
Retail Trade4,90113.09.43,41613.810.2+1,485
Accommodation and Food Services2,7037.26.22,0368.26.6+667
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2826.14.71,2114.94.7+1,071
Information Media and Telecommunications2760.71.61810.71.9+95
Financial and Insurance Services5111.44.13591.53.9+152
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9792.61.53491.41.6+630
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0992.98.48073.37.9+292
Administrative and Support Services9482.53.16952.83.4+253
Public Administration and Safety3,1718.45.61,8897.75.3+1,282
Education and Training5,02513.38.83,34113.58.7+1,684
Health Care and Social Assistance3,5859.514.12,57510.412.5+1,010
Arts and Recreation Services4651.21.73971.61.9+68
Other Services1,4453.83.59904.03.6+455
Industry not classified1,8274.84.61,1914.84.7+636
Total persons37,682100.0100.024,692100.0100.0+12,990

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (5,289 people or 14.0%)
  • Education and Training (5,025 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (4,901 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,215 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.4% in Construction; 8.8% in Education and Training and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (14.0% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.3% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Melton were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,486 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,684 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,485 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,282 local workers)

City of Melton

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