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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Mitcham, making up 33.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Monash 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 Mitcham.

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, City of Monash 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 Mitcham20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1050.44.0840.33.9+21
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services960.31.2970.41.3-1
Wholesale Trade4901.82.87092.63.5-219
Retail Trade2,4709.010.72,74410.111.2-274
Accommodation and Food Services1,3655.06.71,2784.76.2+87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2510.94.12581.04.1-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1810.71.31950.71.4-14
Financial and Insurance Services2931.12.73161.23.0-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2891.11.32941.11.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5765.75.51,6846.25.5-108
Administrative and Support Services7832.83.66402.43.4+143
Public Administration and Safety9053.37.17292.77.1+176
Education and Training5,04118.38.74,83517.98.0+206
Health Care and Social Assistance9,11633.214.88,59031.813.6+526
Arts and Recreation Services3321.21.43271.21.3+5
Other Services1,0043.73.91,0383.83.9-34
Industry not classified7142.63.34531.71.9+261
Total persons27,479100.0100.027,035100.0100.0+444

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 Mitcham in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,116 people or 33.2%)
  • Education and Training (5,041 people or 18.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,470 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,627 people in total or 60.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Mitcham and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (33.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (18.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+526 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-331 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-274 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+261 local workers)

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