City of Monash

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 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 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, the 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.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Monash20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 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
Total persons105,792100.0100.098,982100.0100.0+6,810

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

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Dominant groups

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

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 39,753 people in total or 37.6% of the 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 the field of Education and Training (12.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of 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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