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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Greater Bendigo, making up 17.9% of total employment.

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

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 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, City of Greater Bendigo 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
City of Greater Bendigo 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0822.42.29262.22.2+156
Mining7691.70.35941.40.3+175
Manufacturing3,5347.87.83,9579.410.7-423
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5961.31.16311.51.1-35
Construction3,3657.58.33,0087.18.3+357
Wholesale Trade8171.83.21,1442.74.5-327
Retail Trade5,44612.110.25,73213.610.8-286
Accommodation and Food Services3,3457.46.62,8656.86.1+480
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4393.24.71,4553.44.7-16
Information Media and Telecommunications5401.21.96041.42.0-64
Financial and Insurance Services1,9274.33.91,7484.14.1+179
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4961.11.64331.01.4+63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9424.37.91,7394.17.8+203
Administrative and Support Services1,1272.53.49502.33.3+177
Public Administration and Safety2,4645.55.32,5506.05.3-86
Education and Training4,1419.28.73,9439.38.0+198
Health Care and Social Assistance8,07917.912.56,96116.511.6+1,118
Arts and Recreation Services6511.41.95511.31.7+100
Other Services1,7443.93.61,6633.93.6+81
Industry not classified1,5453.44.77481.82.4+797

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 Greater Bendigo: 2.4% Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.7% Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.3% Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.8% Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.5% Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: 17.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.9% Industry not classified, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Greater Bendigo: +156 Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: +175 Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: -423 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: -35 Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: +357 Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: -327 Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: -286 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +480 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: -16 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: -64 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +179 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +63 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +203 Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +177 Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: -86 Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: +198 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: +1,118 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +100 Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +81 Industry not classified, City of Greater Bendigo: +797
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Greater Bendigo in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,079 local workers 17.9%)
  • Retail Trade (5,446 local workers 12.1%)
  • Education and Training (4,141 local workers 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 17,666 people in total or 39.2% 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 Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.2% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Greater Bendigo were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,118 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+797 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+480 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-423 local workers)

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