City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 14,732 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Brimbank2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1980.22.52130.32.6-16
Mining1080.10.41150.20.4-8
Manufacturing14,73216.49.012,74216.99.2+1,990
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3681.51.39481.31.2+420
Construction11,12612.49.47,99710.68.5+3,128
Wholesale Trade5,2405.83.74,8536.43.8+386
Retail Trade8,5519.59.97,91010.510.6+640
Accommodation and Food Services3,7604.25.83,9125.26.6-152
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11,83613.25.28,97111.95.0+2,865
Information Media and Telecommunications7780.91.96190.82.2+159
Financial and Insurance Services7620.94.16350.84.1+127
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8801.01.68681.21.6+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0893.49.52,0312.78.2+1,058
Administrative and Support Services2,8063.13.42,2933.03.5+514
Public Administration and Safety3,9934.55.52,7323.65.3+1,261
Education and Training6,2196.98.36,5698.78.8-350
Health Care and Social Assistance10,72812.013.18,54311.312.4+2,185
Arts and Recreation Services5770.61.96310.82.1-54
Other Services2,8703.23.62,7923.73.7+78
Total industries89,620100.0100.075,377100.0100.0+14,243

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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (14,732 people or 16.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11,836 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (11,126 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 37,694 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.0% in Manufacturing; 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.4% 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 (13.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by increased by 14,243 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+3,128 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+2,865 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,185 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+1,990 local workers)

City of Brimbank

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