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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Bass Coast Shire, making up 14.1% of total employment.

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

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. Bass Coast Shire 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 Bass Coast Shire subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bass Coast Shire 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6055.92.2
Mining350.30.3
Manufacturing4274.27.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1731.71.1
Construction8888.78.3
Wholesale Trade2642.63.2
Retail Trade1,44114.110.2
Accommodation and Food Services1,22512.06.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2252.24.7
Information Media and Telecommunications720.71.9
Financial and Insurance Services1211.23.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1991.91.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3973.97.9
Administrative and Support Services2932.93.4
Public Administration and Safety4624.55.3
Education and Training7237.18.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,44214.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services4394.31.9
Other Services4013.93.6
Industry not classified4184.14.7

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, Bass Coast Shire: 5.9% Mining, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bass Coast Shire: 4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bass Coast Shire: 1.7% Construction, Bass Coast Shire: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Bass Coast Shire: 2.6% Retail Trade, Bass Coast Shire: 14.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Bass Coast Shire: 12.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bass Coast Shire: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Bass Coast Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bass Coast Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bass Coast Shire: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Bass Coast Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bass Coast Shire: 4.5% Education and Training, Bass Coast Shire: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bass Coast Shire: 14.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Bass Coast Shire: 4.3% Other Services, Bass Coast Shire: 3.9% Industry not classified, Bass Coast Shire: 4.1%
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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,442 local workers 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,441 local workers 14.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,225 local workers 12.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,108 people in total or 40.1% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 7.9%)

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