City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 12,704 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Brimbank2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1910.33.22040.33.6-13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2831.71.59511.51.4+332
Wholesale Trade4,3185.83.74,5667.14.2-248
Retail Trade6,0988.28.65,8389.19.3+261
Accommodation and Food Services2,5313.44.72,6134.15.4-82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,75314.45.78,71613.65.7+2,037
Information Media and Telecommunications5600.81.95150.82.4+45
Financial and Insurance Services6150.84.35340.84.2+82
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7531.01.77561.21.7-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7033.610.41,8902.99.4+813
Administrative and Support Services2,2183.03.21,6572.63.1+561
Public Administration and Safety3,3314.55.52,2403.55.2+1,092
Education and Training5,1656.98.14,9517.77.8+214
Health Care and Social Assistance8,40411.311.96,3179.810.6+2,088
Arts and Recreation Services4170.61.84090.61.8+8
Other Services2,4673.33.62,4203.83.7+47
Total industries74,655100.0100.064,230100.0100.0+10,425

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (12,704 people or 17.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10,753 people or 14.4%)
  • Construction (10,023 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,480 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.3% in Manufacturing; 5.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.5% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by increased by 10,425 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Brimbank were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,626 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,088 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+2,037 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,092 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Brimbank

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