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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Whitehorse, making up 18.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Whitehorse 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing910.12.2
Mining260.00.3
Manufacturing2,4773.57.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7941.11.1
Construction3,9965.78.3
Wholesale Trade3,0084.33.2
Retail Trade7,28110.410.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,7855.46.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4972.14.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0422.91.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,5022.13.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2601.81.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,7288.27.9
Administrative and Support Services2,8374.13.4
Public Administration and Safety4,2996.15.3
Education and Training8,76712.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance12,73318.212.5
Arts and Recreation Services9401.31.9
Other Services3,7645.43.6
Industry not classified3,0964.44.7

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, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Whitehorse: 0.1% Mining, City of Whitehorse: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Whitehorse: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.1% Construction, City of Whitehorse: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Whitehorse: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Whitehorse: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whitehorse: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whitehorse: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whitehorse: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whitehorse: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whitehorse: 8.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whitehorse: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whitehorse: 6.1% Education and Training, City of Whitehorse: 12.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whitehorse: 18.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.3% Other Services, City of Whitehorse: 5.4% Industry not classified, City of Whitehorse: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,733 local workers 18.2%)
  • Education and Training (8,767 local workers 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (7,281 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 28,781 people in total or 41.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 10.2% 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 (18.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.7% compared to 8.3%)

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