City of Whittlesea

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Whittlesea's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Whittlesea residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Whittlesea, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Whittlesea are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Whittlesea - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5140.62.23320.42.1+182
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0681.21.18161.11.0+252
Wholesale Trade2,8303.23.23,3364.44.3-506
Retail Trade10,22011.510.28,71411.510.2+1,506
Accommodation and Food Services5,1875.96.63,6744.85.8+1,513
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,1917.04.84,9086.54.4+1,283
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3721.51.91,1531.51.9+219
Financial and Insurance Services3,1103.53.92,7023.63.9+408
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1711.31.68491.11.3+322
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,3314.97.93,3564.47.3+975
Administrative and Support Services3,2403.73.42,4623.23.1+778
Public Administration and Safety4,6235.25.33,6784.95.0+945
Education and Training6,2007.08.64,1925.57.6+2,008
Health Care and Social Assistance11,45912.912.58,01410.610.9+3,445
Arts and Recreation Services1,0331.21.98431.11.6+190
Other Services3,5494.03.62,7473.63.4+802
Industry not classified4,9175.64.72,0092.72.3+2,908
Total Persons88,545100.0100.071,492100.0100.0+17,053

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Whittlesea in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,459 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (10,220 people or 11.5%)
  • Construction (9,005 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 30,684 people in total or 34.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 8.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Whittlesea and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (9.5% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Whittlesea were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,445 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,908 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+2,008 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,720 resident workforce)

City of Whittlesea

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