City of Monash

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Monash, making up 16.9% of total employment.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Monash20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1460.12.11650.22.2-19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8450.71.17220.71.1+123
Wholesale Trade6,7975.82.86,5466.23.2+251
Retail Trade10,7129.29.410,81610.210.2-104
Accommodation and Food Services5,3244.66.24,5884.36.6+736
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,0863.54.74,2324.04.7-146
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4921.31.61,8341.71.9-342
Financial and Insurance Services2,7622.44.12,7322.63.9+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6651.41.51,6351.51.6+30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,5188.28.48,7148.27.9+804
Administrative and Support Services3,8853.33.13,7903.63.4+95
Public Administration and Safety3,5033.05.62,9862.85.3+517
Education and Training15,75613.58.813,63812.98.7+2,118
Health Care and Social Assistance19,71416.914.115,03114.212.5+4,683
Arts and Recreation Services1,1981.01.71,0761.01.9+122
Other Services3,4262.93.53,1293.03.6+297
Industry not classified6,1235.24.65,4225.14.7+701
Total persons116,697100.0100.0105,792100.0100.0+10,905

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Monash in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,714 people or 16.9%)
  • Education and Training (15,756 people or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (10,712 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 46,182 people in total or 39.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Education and Training and 9.4% 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 (13.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (5.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.9% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.0% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Monash were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,683 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,118 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,574 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+804 local workers)

City of Monash

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