City of Monash

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Monash, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 18,624 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Monash2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2420.22.31780.22.6+64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8550.61.19920.81.2-137
Wholesale Trade10,0606.93.79,2057.84.0+855
Retail Trade16,79711.611.011,97610.210.5+4,820
Accommodation and Food Services5,2103.66.34,7064.06.4+505
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,0704.24.95,0964.35.0+974
Information Media and Telecommunications2,7411.92.02,3172.02.2+423
Financial and Insurance Services4,0572.84.23,0892.64.1+968
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0221.41.41,7591.51.5+263
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13,8589.59.09,4578.08.2+4,401
Administrative and Support Services5,7123.93.44,4543.83.5+1,258
Public Administration and Safety4,1072.85.53,4332.95.3+674
Education and Training18,47812.78.714,62512.48.5+3,852
Health Care and Social Assistance18,62412.812.315,74413.312.3+2,880
Arts and Recreation Services1,1830.82.01,2191.02.0-35
Other Services4,4923.13.83,7423.23.7+751
Total industries145,328100.0100.0117,974100.0100.0+27,353

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,624 people or 12.8%)
  • Education and Training (18,478 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (16,797 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 53,899 people in total or 37.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 11.0% 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 (12.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (3.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Monash increased by increased by 27,353 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+5,734 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+4,820 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+4,401 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,852 local workers)

City of Monash

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