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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Baw Baw Shire, making up 13.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Baw Baw 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 Baw Baw 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. Baw Baw 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 Baw Baw Shire subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Baw Baw Shire 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,99512.62.2
Mining480.30.3
Manufacturing1,0456.67.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services930.61.1
Construction1,3108.38.3
Wholesale Trade3612.33.2
Retail Trade1,5399.710.2
Accommodation and Food Services1,2988.26.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4332.74.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1741.11.9
Financial and Insurance Services2671.73.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1691.11.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6684.27.9
Administrative and Support Services3342.13.4
Public Administration and Safety6043.85.3
Education and Training1,76611.28.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,06013.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services1881.21.9
Other Services8165.23.6
Industry not classified6364.04.7

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, Baw Baw Shire: 12.6% Mining, Baw Baw Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, Baw Baw Shire: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Baw Baw Shire: 0.6% Construction, Baw Baw Shire: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Baw Baw Shire: 2.3% Retail Trade, Baw Baw Shire: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Baw Baw Shire: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Baw Baw Shire: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Baw Baw Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Baw Baw Shire: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Baw Baw Shire: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Baw Baw Shire: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Baw Baw Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Baw Baw Shire: 3.8% Education and Training, Baw Baw Shire: 11.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Baw Baw Shire: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Baw Baw Shire: 1.2% Other Services, Baw Baw Shire: 5.2% Industry not classified, Baw Baw Shire: 4.0%
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 Baw Baw Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,060 local workers 13.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,995 local workers 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (1,766 local workers 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,821 people in total or 36.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 3.9%)

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