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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Monash, making up 14.2% of total employment.

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

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).

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.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Monash 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1650.22.2920.12.2+73
Mining650.10.3700.10.3-5
Manufacturing11,08410.57.814,04314.210.7-2,959
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7220.71.17950.81.1-73
Construction7,5877.28.36,6396.78.3+948
Wholesale Trade6,5466.23.29,0309.14.5-2,484
Retail Trade10,81610.210.210,69810.810.8+118
Accommodation and Food Services4,5884.36.63,8333.96.1+755
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2324.04.73,7233.84.7+509
Information Media and Telecommunications1,8341.71.91,8781.92.0-44
Financial and Insurance Services2,7322.63.92,7242.84.1+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6351.51.61,2851.31.4+350
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,7148.27.97,3587.47.8+1,356
Administrative and Support Services3,7903.63.43,0373.13.3+753
Public Administration and Safety2,9862.85.32,9182.95.3+68
Education and Training13,63812.98.711,69911.88.0+1,939
Health Care and Social Assistance15,03114.212.512,67512.811.6+2,356
Arts and Recreation Services1,0761.01.99220.91.7+154
Other Services3,1293.03.63,0063.03.6+123
Industry not classified5,4225.14.72,5552.62.4+2,867

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Monash: 0.2% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 10.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.7% Construction, City of Monash: 7.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 6.2% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 8.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 2.8% Education and Training, City of Monash: 12.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 1.0% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.0% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Monash: +73 Mining, City of Monash: -5 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -2,959 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: -73 Construction, City of Monash: +948 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: -2,484 Retail Trade, City of Monash: +118 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +755 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +509 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: -44 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +350 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +1,356 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +753 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +68 Education and Training, City of Monash: +1,939 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +2,356 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +154 Other Services, City of Monash: +123 Industry not classified, City of Monash: +2,867
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

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,031 local workers 14.2%)
  • Education and Training (13,638 local workers 12.9%)
  • Manufacturing (11,084 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 39,753 people in total or 37.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-2,959 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,867 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,484 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,356 local workers)

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