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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Stonnington, making up 17.7% of total employment.

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

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).

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, City of Stonnington 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 Stonnington 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1130.20.6810.20.5+32
Mining330.10.2270.10.2+6
Manufacturing9681.87.91,4122.811.2-444
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1020.21.01510.31.0-49
Construction3,2515.96.72,6125.26.5+639
Wholesale Trade1,0341.93.61,4602.95.1-426
Retail Trade9,70217.710.410,21820.110.8-516
Accommodation and Food Services5,92010.86.65,22810.36.0+692
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5371.05.07101.44.9-173
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6553.02.21,6703.32.3-15
Financial and Insurance Services1,5042.74.71,6163.25.0-112
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9623.61.81,3542.71.5+608
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,64612.19.35,81311.59.2+833
Administrative and Support Services2,0653.83.31,7533.53.2+312
Public Administration and Safety1,1862.25.21,0312.05.3+155
Education and Training4,0477.48.83,6827.38.1+365
Health Care and Social Assistance8,66015.812.17,66715.111.2+993
Arts and Recreation Services9131.72.17771.51.9+136
Other Services2,3324.23.62,1794.33.6+153
Industry not classified2,3314.24.91,2762.52.5+1,055

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Stonnington: 0.2% Mining, City of Stonnington: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Stonnington: 1.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Stonnington: 0.2% Construction, City of Stonnington: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Stonnington: 1.9% Retail Trade, City of Stonnington: 17.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Stonnington: 10.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Stonnington: 1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Stonnington: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Stonnington: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Stonnington: 3.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Stonnington: 12.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Stonnington: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Stonnington: 2.2% Education and Training, City of Stonnington: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Stonnington: 15.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Stonnington: 1.7% Other Services, City of Stonnington: 4.2% Industry not classified, City of Stonnington: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Stonnington: +32 Mining, City of Stonnington: +6 Manufacturing, City of Stonnington: -444 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Stonnington: -49 Construction, City of Stonnington: +639 Wholesale Trade, City of Stonnington: -426 Retail Trade, City of Stonnington: -516 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Stonnington: +692 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Stonnington: -173 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Stonnington: -15 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Stonnington: -112 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Stonnington: +608 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Stonnington: +833 Administrative and Support Services, City of Stonnington: +312 Public Administration and Safety, City of Stonnington: +155 Education and Training, City of Stonnington: +365 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Stonnington: +993 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Stonnington: +136 Other Services, City of Stonnington: +153 Industry not classified, City of Stonnington: +1,055
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Retail Trade (9,702 local workers 17.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,660 local workers 15.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,646 local workers 12.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,008 people in total or 45.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Stonnington and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (17.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Stonnington were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,055 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+993 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+833 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+692 local workers)

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