City of Stonnington

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Stonnington, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 14,407 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 Stonnington. 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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington'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 Stonnington2018/192009/10Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2009/10 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing910.12.31360.22.6-45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1320.21.11460.31.1-14
Wholesale Trade1,1821.73.71,7383.14.7-557
Retail Trade14,40720.411.011,20919.810.8+3,198
Accommodation and Food Services6,6359.46.35,70410.16.2+931
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6971.04.99111.65.1-214
Information Media and Telecommunications2,1983.12.02,1303.82.4+67
Financial and Insurance Services1,8192.64.21,8223.24.2-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0752.91.41,5252.71.4+550
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,14513.09.06,53111.57.8+2,614
Administrative and Support Services2,6713.83.42,1303.83.5+541
Public Administration and Safety1,4662.15.51,1532.05.3+313
Education and Training5,0657.28.74,3247.67.9+742
Health Care and Social Assistance11,97517.012.38,40414.911.1+3,571
Arts and Recreation Services1,1131.62.09731.72.0+140
Other Services3,2254.63.82,5964.63.7+629
Total industries70,456100.0100.056,587100.0100.0+13,869

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 Stonnington in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (14,407 people or 20.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,975 people or 17.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9,145 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,527 people in total or 50.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 11.0% in Retail Trade; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (20.4% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Stonnington increased by increased by 13,869 between 2009/10 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,571 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+3,198 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+2,614 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,042 local workers)

City of Stonnington

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