City of Monash

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Monash, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 23,229 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 Monash2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1510.12.12720.22.9-122
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1950.91.39980.81.2+197
Wholesale Trade7,3495.63.18,0806.13.3-730
Retail Trade11,6268.99.513,14710.010.4-1,521
Accommodation and Food Services5,8794.56.25,8594.56.8+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,7344.45.35,4924.25.2+241
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9741.51.82,3401.82.1-367
Financial and Insurance Services3,4312.64.52,9452.23.8+486
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9621.51.51,9801.51.5-19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,1799.49.811,2858.68.8+894
Administrative and Support Services4,6093.53.04,9133.73.3-303
Public Administration and Safety3,7302.95.63,5582.75.1+172
Education and Training16,72012.88.516,31212.48.5+407
Health Care and Social Assistance23,22917.814.918,46814.112.9+4,762
Arts and Recreation Services1,3461.01.91,4491.12.0-103
Other Services3,9013.03.44,4563.43.9-555
Total industries130,172100.0100.0131,419100.0100.0-1,246

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (23,229 people or 17.8%)
  • Education and Training (16,720 people or 12.8%)
  • Manufacturing (13,390 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 53,339 people in total or 41.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Education and Training and 7.4% 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 the field of Education and Training (12.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Monash decreased by -1,246 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,762 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+894 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+486 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+407 local workers)

City of Monash

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