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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 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 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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Brimbank2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1980.20.82130.30.7-16
Mining1080.10.21150.20.3-8
Manufacturing14,73216.48.912,74216.99.3+1,990
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3681.51.39481.31.1+420
Construction11,12612.49.37,99710.68.4+3,128
Wholesale Trade5,2405.84.04,8536.44.1+386
Retail Trade8,5519.59.77,91010.510.4+640
Accommodation and Food Services3,7604.25.63,9125.26.4-152
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11,83613.25.68,97111.95.4+2,865
Information Media and Telecommunications7780.92.26190.82.5+159
Financial and Insurance Services7620.94.76350.84.7+127
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8801.01.78681.21.7+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0893.410.82,0312.79.4+1,058
Administrative and Support Services2,8063.13.62,2933.03.7+514
Public Administration and Safety3,9934.55.42,7323.65.3+1,261
Education and Training6,2196.98.26,5698.78.7-350
Health Care and Social Assistance10,72812.012.68,54311.311.9+2,185
Arts and Recreation Services5770.62.06310.82.2-54
Other Services2,8703.23.52,7923.73.7+78

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 16.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Construction, City of Brimbank: 12.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 13.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: -16 Mining, City of Brimbank: -8 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: +1,990 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: +420 Construction, City of Brimbank: +3,128 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: +386 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: +640 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: -152 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +2,865 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: +159 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: +127 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +1,058 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +514 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: +1,261 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: -350 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +2,185 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: -54 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +78
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 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 industries accounted for 37,694 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.9% in Manufacturing; 5.6% 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 Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

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

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

  • 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)

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