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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Whitehorse, making up 16.5% of total employment.

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

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 Whitehorse 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing480.12.2250.02.8+23
Mining240.00.3150.00.3+9
Manufacturing3,8086.210.85,1418.612.8-1,333
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1051.81.17011.20.9+404
Construction2,9564.88.22,7084.57.4+248
Wholesale Trade4,1866.84.64,8188.05.1-632
Retail Trade7,07811.511.07,51412.511.8-436
Accommodation and Food Services2,6994.46.12,5334.25.8+166
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3492.24.71,0491.74.5+300
Information Media and Telecommunications1,8473.02.02,2763.82.3-429
Financial and Insurance Services1,4222.34.21,5952.74.2-173
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8361.41.46701.11.4+166
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9758.17.94,7828.07.4+193
Administrative and Support Services2,6044.23.32,4464.13.3+158
Public Administration and Safety4,2206.95.54,0776.85.3+143
Education and Training7,29511.98.26,09210.17.9+1,203
Health Care and Social Assistance10,11316.511.79,13915.210.6+974
Arts and Recreation Services7691.31.77841.31.6-15
Other Services3,4855.73.73,0345.13.7+451
Industry not classified6131.01.26441.11.2-31

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 Whitehorse: 0.1% Mining, City of Whitehorse: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Whitehorse: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.8% Construction, City of Whitehorse: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Whitehorse: 6.8% Retail Trade, City of Whitehorse: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whitehorse: 4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whitehorse: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whitehorse: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whitehorse: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whitehorse: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whitehorse: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whitehorse: 6.9% Education and Training, City of Whitehorse: 11.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whitehorse: 16.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.3% Other Services, City of Whitehorse: 5.7% Industry not classified, City of Whitehorse: 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, City of Whitehorse: +23 Mining, City of Whitehorse: +9 Manufacturing, City of Whitehorse: -1,333 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whitehorse: +404 Construction, City of Whitehorse: +248 Wholesale Trade, City of Whitehorse: -632 Retail Trade, City of Whitehorse: -436 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whitehorse: +166 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whitehorse: +300 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whitehorse: -429 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whitehorse: -173 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whitehorse: +166 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whitehorse: +193 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whitehorse: +158 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whitehorse: +143 Education and Training, City of Whitehorse: +1,203 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whitehorse: +974 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whitehorse: -15 Other Services, City of Whitehorse: +451 Industry not classified, City of Whitehorse: -31
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 Whitehorse in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,113 local workers 16.5%)
  • Education and Training (7,295 local workers 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (7,078 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,486 people in total or 39.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.2% in Education and Training; and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.8% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,333 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,203 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+974 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-632 local workers)

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