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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Brimbank, making up 19.8% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Brimbank 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing980.22.21040.22.8-6
Mining630.10.3840.20.3-21
Manufacturing10,14619.810.89,67421.212.8+472
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7531.51.16001.30.9+153
Construction3,8857.68.23,0126.67.4+873
Wholesale Trade4,0217.94.63,4217.55.1+600
Retail Trade5,94911.611.05,31711.711.8+632
Accommodation and Food Services2,4094.76.12,0864.65.8+323
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9389.64.74,2419.34.5+697
Information Media and Telecommunications4210.82.05191.12.3-98
Financial and Insurance Services5511.14.24831.14.2+68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5581.11.45801.31.4-22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2802.57.91,1162.47.4+164
Administrative and Support Services1,2892.53.31,2222.73.3+67
Public Administration and Safety1,9213.85.52,0284.55.3-107
Education and Training4,6519.18.24,3719.67.9+280
Health Care and Social Assistance5,54410.811.74,2289.310.6+1,316
Arts and Recreation Services3730.71.73010.71.6+72
Other Services1,7323.43.71,5703.43.7+162
Industry not classified6191.21.25971.31.2+22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.6% Retail Trade, Victoria: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.5% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.7% Other Services, Victoria: 3.7% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 19.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Construction, City of Brimbank: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 7.9% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 9.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 3.8% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: -6 Mining, City of Brimbank: -21 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: +472 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: +153 Construction, City of Brimbank: +873 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: +600 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: +632 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +323 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +697 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: -98 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: +68 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: -22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +164 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +67 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: -107 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: +280 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +1,316 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +72 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +162 Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: +22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in City of Brimbank in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (10,146 local workers 19.8%)
  • Retail Trade (5,949 local workers 11.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,544 local workers 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,639 people in total or 42.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.8% in Manufacturing; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (19.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (7.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Brimbank were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,316 local workers)
  • Construction (+873 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+697 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+632 local workers)

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