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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Wodonga, making up 15.1% of total employment.

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

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 Wodonga 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2481.42.2
Mining270.10.3
Manufacturing2,22712.27.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1310.71.1
Construction1,4798.18.3
Wholesale Trade4832.63.2
Retail Trade1,94710.710.2
Accommodation and Food Services1,0545.86.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0045.54.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1610.91.9
Financial and Insurance Services2731.53.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2051.11.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6293.47.9
Administrative and Support Services5322.93.4
Public Administration and Safety1,6389.05.3
Education and Training1,7339.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,75115.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services2471.41.9
Other Services7664.23.6
Industry not classified7053.94.7

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 Wodonga: 1.4% Mining, City of Wodonga: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Wodonga: 12.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Wodonga: 0.7% Construction, City of Wodonga: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Wodonga: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Wodonga: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Wodonga: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Wodonga: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Wodonga: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Wodonga: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Wodonga: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Wodonga: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Wodonga: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Wodonga: 9.0% Education and Training, City of Wodonga: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Wodonga: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Wodonga: 1.4% Other Services, City of Wodonga: 4.2% Industry not classified, City of Wodonga: 3.9%
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 Wodonga in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,751 local workers 15.1%)
  • Manufacturing (2,227 local workers 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,947 local workers 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,925 people in total or 38.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.8% in Manufacturing; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 7.9%)

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