City of Monash

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Monash, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 21,436 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Monash. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Monash regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Monash's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Monash2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2600.22.22060.22.6+54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0860.81.29920.81.2+94
Wholesale Trade6,7924.73.68,4766.73.6-1,684
Retail Trade16,66611.69.812,63310.010.6+4,034
Accommodation and Food Services4,7073.35.85,1934.16.7-486
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,4554.55.15,4074.35.0+1,048
Information Media and Telecommunications2,6321.81.92,3481.92.1+284
Financial and Insurance Services4,4503.14.23,2012.54.0+1,249
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1121.51.51,9701.61.6+142
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15,48110.89.510,4308.38.3+5,051
Administrative and Support Services5,3893.73.25,0224.03.6+367
Public Administration and Safety4,6663.25.73,5672.85.3+1,099
Education and Training19,23613.48.816,09612.88.9+3,140
Health Care and Social Assistance21,43614.913.717,43613.812.7+4,000
Arts and Recreation Services1,0980.82.01,2501.02.0-152
Other Services3,6722.63.43,9183.13.7-246
Total industries143,736100.0100.0126,093100.0100.0+17,643

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Monash in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (21,436 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (19,236 people or 13.4%)
  • Retail Trade (16,666 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 57,338 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Education and Training and 9.8% in Retail Trade.

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 the field of Education and Training (13.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (3.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Monash increased by increased by 17,643 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+5,051 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+4,034 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,000 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,140 local workers)

City of Monash

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