Alpine Shire

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Alpine Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Alpine Shire, making up 14.2% of total employment.

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

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Alpine Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Alpine Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47010.22.248510.32.2-15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services932.01.1952.01.1-2
Wholesale Trade631.43.2801.74.5-17
Retail Trade51311.110.260912.910.8-96
Accommodation and Food Services65314.26.669514.76.1-42
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1322.94.71593.44.7-27
Information Media and Telecommunications150.31.9210.42.0-6
Financial and Insurance Services631.43.9711.54.1-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1072.31.61272.71.4-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1854.07.91553.37.8+30
Administrative and Support Services1583.43.41132.43.3+45
Public Administration and Safety1823.95.32355.05.3-53
Education and Training3818.38.73858.28.0-4
Health Care and Social Assistance49910.812.547310.011.6+26
Arts and Recreation Services571.21.9551.21.7+2
Other Services1433.13.61543.33.6-11
Industry not classified1653.64.7741.62.4+91
Total persons4,612100.0100.04,713100.0100.0-101

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions.

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Dominant groups

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (653 people or 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (513 people or 11.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (499 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,665 people in total or 36.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 6.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (14.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Alpine Shire were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-96 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+91 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-53 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+45 local workers)

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