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Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Surf Coast Shire, making up 15.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Surf Coast 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 Surf Coast 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
Surf Coast Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4666.52.25519.22.8-85
Mining120.20.3120.20.30
Manufacturing3074.310.83035.112.8+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services961.31.11232.10.9-27
Construction96813.58.275612.67.4+212
Wholesale Trade4987.04.64237.15.1+75
Retail Trade91812.811.077612.911.8+142
Accommodation and Food Services1,10415.46.192615.45.8+178
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1101.54.71071.84.5+3
Information Media and Telecommunications530.72.0400.72.3+13
Financial and Insurance Services1231.74.2821.44.2+41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1422.01.41442.41.4-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3765.37.92594.37.4+117
Administrative and Support Services1962.73.31141.93.3+82
Public Administration and Safety3124.45.52223.75.3+90
Education and Training4316.08.23215.47.9+110
Health Care and Social Assistance5667.911.74757.910.6+91
Arts and Recreation Services1762.51.71442.41.6+32
Other Services2523.53.71582.63.7+94
Industry not classified490.71.2611.01.2-12

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, Surf Coast Shire: 6.5% Mining, Surf Coast Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, Surf Coast Shire: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surf Coast Shire: 1.3% Construction, Surf Coast Shire: 13.5% Wholesale Trade, Surf Coast Shire: 7.0% Retail Trade, Surf Coast Shire: 12.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Surf Coast Shire: 15.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surf Coast Shire: 1.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Surf Coast Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Surf Coast Shire: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surf Coast Shire: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surf Coast Shire: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Surf Coast Shire: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Surf Coast Shire: 4.4% Education and Training, Surf Coast Shire: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Surf Coast Shire: 7.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Surf Coast Shire: 2.5% Other Services, Surf Coast Shire: 3.5% Industry not classified, Surf Coast Shire: 0.7%
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, Surf Coast Shire: -85 Mining, Surf Coast Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Surf Coast Shire: +4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Surf Coast Shire: -27 Construction, Surf Coast Shire: +212 Wholesale Trade, Surf Coast Shire: +75 Retail Trade, Surf Coast Shire: +142 Accommodation and Food Services, Surf Coast Shire: +178 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Surf Coast Shire: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Surf Coast Shire: +13 Financial and Insurance Services, Surf Coast Shire: +41 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Surf Coast Shire: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Surf Coast Shire: +117 Administrative and Support Services, Surf Coast Shire: +82 Public Administration and Safety, Surf Coast Shire: +90 Education and Training, Surf Coast Shire: +110 Health Care and Social Assistance, Surf Coast Shire: +91 Arts and Recreation Services, Surf Coast Shire: +32 Other Services, Surf Coast Shire: +94 Industry not classified, Surf Coast Shire: -12
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 Surf Coast Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,104 local workers 15.4%)
  • Construction (968 local workers 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (918 local workers 12.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,990 people in total or 41.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 6.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; 8.2% in Construction; and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (15.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+212 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+178 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+142 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+117 local workers)

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