City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 12,211 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Brimbank.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Brimbank2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3940.52.43530.53.6+41
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0561.41.48581.21.3+198
Wholesale Trade5,2736.83.34,5146.23.6+758
Retail Trade5,9637.78.46,2308.59.3-267
Accommodation and Food Services2,8093.64.92,9524.05.5-143
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,31112.05.79,55913.15.7-249
Information Media and Telecommunications5900.81.85640.82.2+26
Financial and Insurance Services7441.04.95460.74.1+198
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2031.61.78361.11.7+368
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3683.110.72,0732.89.3+295
Administrative and Support Services1,7292.22.71,7662.43.0-37
Public Administration and Safety2,7403.55.72,4553.45.1+284
Education and Training5,1886.78.35,1807.18.1+7
Health Care and Social Assistance10,38513.413.77,59810.411.4+2,787
Arts and Recreation Services8311.11.74590.61.8+373
Other Services2,7123.53.42,9224.04.0-211
Total industries77,617100.0100.073,171100.0100.0+4,446

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Brimbank in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (12,211 people or 15.7%)
  • Construction (11,958 people or 15.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,385 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 34,554 people in total or 44.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.1% in Manufacturing; 11.0% in Construction and 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (15.4% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by increased by 4,446 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Brimbank were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,787 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+809 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+758 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+373 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Brimbank

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