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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Brimbank, 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 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Brimbank 2016
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Number%Greater Melbourne %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3740.60.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6901.01.0
Wholesale Trade3,5185.33.6
Retail Trade7,13410.810.3
Accommodation and Food Services3,6695.66.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,99710.65.0
Information Media and Telecommunications5700.92.2
Financial and Insurance Services6160.94.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7991.21.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9142.99.2
Administrative and Support Services1,8332.83.3
Public Administration and Safety2,6704.05.2
Education and Training5,5698.48.8
Health Care and Social Assistance7,07410.712.2
Arts and Recreation Services7051.12.0
Other Services2,4023.63.6
Industry not classified4,2736.54.9

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: 0.7% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% 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: 10.3% 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: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% 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: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 14.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Construction, City of Brimbank: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 10.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: 6.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Manufacturing (9,401 local workers 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (7,134 local workers 10.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,074 local workers 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 23,609 people in total or 35.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.0% in Manufacturing; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 4.6%)