City of Greater Bendigo

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City of Greater Bendigo

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 the 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).

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, the 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 Bendigo20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 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
Total persons45,049100.0100.042,196100.0100.0+2,853

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Greater Bendigo in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,666 people in total or 39.2% of the 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of 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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