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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in South Gippsland Shire, making up 19.4% of total employment.

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

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
South Gippsland Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,96019.42.22,24723.42.8-287
Mining971.00.3921.00.3+5
Manufacturing1,08210.710.896710.012.8+115
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1441.41.11101.10.9+34
Construction6236.28.25355.67.4+88
Wholesale Trade3863.84.63503.65.1+36
Retail Trade1,11011.011.01,01210.511.8+98
Accommodation and Food Services6296.26.15625.85.8+67
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4044.04.73793.94.5+25
Information Media and Telecommunications690.72.0600.62.3+9
Financial and Insurance Services1621.64.21601.74.2+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services950.91.41051.11.4-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3503.57.93003.17.4+50
Administrative and Support Services2002.03.31661.73.3+34
Public Administration and Safety3553.55.53073.25.3+48
Education and Training7677.68.27427.77.9+25
Health Care and Social Assistance1,05210.411.795810.010.6+94
Arts and Recreation Services1441.41.71101.11.6+34
Other Services3663.63.73653.83.7+1
Industry not classified1011.01.2951.01.2+6

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, South Gippsland Shire: 19.4% Mining, South Gippsland Shire: 1.0% Manufacturing, South Gippsland Shire: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.4% Construction, South Gippsland Shire: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, South Gippsland Shire: 3.8% Retail Trade, South Gippsland Shire: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, South Gippsland Shire: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Gippsland Shire: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Gippsland Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Gippsland Shire: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Gippsland Shire: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, South Gippsland Shire: 3.5% Education and Training, South Gippsland Shire: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Gippsland Shire: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.4% Other Services, South Gippsland Shire: 3.6% Industry not classified, South Gippsland Shire: 1.0%
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, South Gippsland Shire: -287 Mining, South Gippsland Shire: +5 Manufacturing, South Gippsland Shire: +115 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Gippsland Shire: +34 Construction, South Gippsland Shire: +88 Wholesale Trade, South Gippsland Shire: +36 Retail Trade, South Gippsland Shire: +98 Accommodation and Food Services, South Gippsland Shire: +67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Gippsland Shire: +25 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Gippsland Shire: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, South Gippsland Shire: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Gippsland Shire: -10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Gippsland Shire: +50 Administrative and Support Services, South Gippsland Shire: +34 Public Administration and Safety, South Gippsland Shire: +48 Education and Training, South Gippsland Shire: +25 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Gippsland Shire: +94 Arts and Recreation Services, South Gippsland Shire: +34 Other Services, South Gippsland Shire: +1 Industry not classified, South Gippsland Shire: +6
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,960 local workers 19.4%)
  • Retail Trade (1,110 local workers 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (1,082 local workers 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,152 people in total or 41.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 10.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of South Gippsland Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.2% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in South Gippsland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-287 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+115 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+98 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+94 local workers)

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