Baw Baw Shire

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).

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, Baw Baw 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
Baw Baw Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,99512.62.21,77811.62.2+217
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services930.61.1990.61.1-6
Wholesale Trade3612.33.26094.04.5-248
Retail Trade1,5399.710.21,72811.310.8-189
Accommodation and Food Services1,2988.26.61,1007.26.1+198
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4332.74.74863.24.7-53
Information Media and Telecommunications1741.11.91751.12.0-1
Financial and Insurance Services2671.73.92721.84.1-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1691.11.61601.01.4+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6684.27.95983.97.8+70
Administrative and Support Services3342.13.43192.13.3+15
Public Administration and Safety6043.85.36654.35.3-61
Education and Training1,76611.28.71,55310.18.0+213
Health Care and Social Assistance2,06013.012.51,80011.711.6+260
Arts and Recreation Services1881.21.91631.11.7+25
Other Services8165.23.68355.43.6-19
Industry not classified6364.04.73212.12.4+315
Total persons15,804100.0100.015,329100.0100.0+475

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 Baw Baw Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,821 people in total or 36.8% of the 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+315 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-289 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+260 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-248 local workers)

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