City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 11,359 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Brimbank. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Brimbank regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Brimbank's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Brimbank2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3920.52.22340.32.6+157
Mining1090.10.31180.20.4-9
Manufacturing11,35913.18.612,82816.48.9-1,468
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1161.31.29321.21.2+184
Construction10,27711.99.38,98911.58.7+1,288
Wholesale Trade6,1747.13.64,7826.13.6+1,391
Retail Trade8,0889.39.88,05110.310.6+37
Accommodation and Food Services3,5144.15.84,0695.26.7-555
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,76112.45.19,33911.95.0+1,422
Information Media and Telecommunications8541.01.96100.82.1+244
Financial and Insurance Services1,0651.24.26280.84.0+437
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9011.01.58891.11.6+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0034.69.52,1852.88.3+1,818
Administrative and Support Services3,1643.63.22,3763.03.6+788
Public Administration and Safety4,9815.75.72,8373.65.3+2,144
Education and Training6,0377.08.86,7638.68.9-726
Health Care and Social Assistance10,06411.613.79,02811.512.7+1,036
Arts and Recreation Services8751.02.06280.82.0+247
Other Services2,9603.43.42,9583.83.7+3
Total industries86,694100.0100.078,244100.0100.0+8,450

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Brimbank in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (11,359 people or 13.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10,761 people or 12.4%)
  • Construction (10,277 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,397 people in total or 37.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.6% in Manufacturing; 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.3% in Construction.

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 the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (13.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (7.1% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by increased by 8,450 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,144 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,818 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,422 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,391 local workers)

City of Brimbank

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