City of BallaratEconomic profile lite
Skip to content

City of Ballarat

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Ballarat, making up 18.7% of total employment.

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

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The City of Ballarat currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Ballarat subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Ballarat 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5011.12.2
Mining3240.70.3
Manufacturing3,9208.67.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4320.91.1
Construction3,1546.98.3
Wholesale Trade9862.23.2
Retail Trade5,50712.010.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,6107.96.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5073.34.7
Information Media and Telecommunications9562.11.9
Financial and Insurance Services7531.63.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5431.21.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3665.27.9
Administrative and Support Services9352.03.4
Public Administration and Safety2,4715.45.3
Education and Training5,06711.18.7
Health Care and Social Assistance8,57818.712.5
Arts and Recreation Services9632.11.9
Other Services1,6653.63.6
Industry not classified1,5713.44.7

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 Ballarat: 1.1% Mining, City of Ballarat: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Ballarat: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ballarat: 0.9% Construction, City of Ballarat: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Ballarat: 2.2% Retail Trade, City of Ballarat: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ballarat: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ballarat: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ballarat: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ballarat: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ballarat: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ballarat: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ballarat: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ballarat: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Ballarat: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ballarat: 18.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ballarat: 2.1% Other Services, City of Ballarat: 3.6% Industry not classified, City of Ballarat: 3.4%
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 Ballarat in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,578 local workers 18.7%)
  • Retail Trade (5,507 local workers 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (5,067 local workers 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 19,152 people in total or 41.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 3.9%)

v19.07.26-1.0.1