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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Brimbank, making up 14.4% of total employment.

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

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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.32.21110.22.2+91
Mining940.10.3760.10.3+18
Manufacturing9,58514.47.811,20919.310.7-1,624
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6401.01.18261.41.1-186
Construction5,8108.78.34,8118.38.3+999
Wholesale Trade3,7205.63.24,3647.54.5-644
Retail Trade6,80310.210.26,60811.410.8+195
Accommodation and Food Services3,4925.36.62,8114.86.1+681
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,43411.24.75,7009.84.7+1,734
Information Media and Telecommunications5610.81.94610.82.0+100
Financial and Insurance Services5720.93.95981.04.1-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7601.11.66011.01.4+159
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8692.87.91,3622.37.8+507
Administrative and Support Services1,8412.83.41,4952.63.3+346
Public Administration and Safety2,4283.75.32,1093.65.3+319
Education and Training5,6138.48.74,9088.48.0+705
Health Care and Social Assistance7,75911.712.56,02610.411.6+1,733
Arts and Recreation Services5030.81.94190.71.7+84
Other Services2,3563.53.61,9263.33.6+430
Industry not classified4,4446.74.71,7773.12.4+2,667

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 Brimbank: 0.3% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 14.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Construction, City of Brimbank: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 11.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 3.7% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: 6.7%
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 Brimbank: +91 Mining, City of Brimbank: +18 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: -1,624 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: -186 Construction, City of Brimbank: +999 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: -644 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: +195 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +681 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +1,734 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: +100 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: -26 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +159 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +507 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +346 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: +319 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: +705 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +1,733 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +84 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +430 Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: +2,667
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 Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (9,585 local workers 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,759 local workers 11.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7,434 local workers 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,778 people in total or 37.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.2% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+2,667 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,734 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,733 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,624 local workers)

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