City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 13,542 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Brimbank2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2460.32.32090.32.6+37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0911.21.19521.31.2+140
Wholesale Trade4,4935.13.74,8356.54.0-342
Retail Trade9,28710.611.07,60410.210.5+1,683
Accommodation and Food Services3,9844.56.33,6634.96.4+321
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,38711.84.98,60411.65.0+1,783
Information Media and Telecommunications8290.92.06130.82.2+216
Financial and Insurance Services8411.04.26290.84.1+212
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9451.11.48021.11.5+143
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2813.79.01,8642.58.2+1,417
Administrative and Support Services3,1393.63.42,1662.93.5+973
Public Administration and Safety4,0464.65.52,5853.55.3+1,461
Education and Training6,4707.48.76,1688.38.5+302
Health Care and Social Assistance9,82311.212.38,00110.812.3+1,821
Arts and Recreation Services7450.82.05930.82.0+152
Other Services3,1223.63.82,6213.53.7+500
Total industries87,673100.0100.074,394100.0100.0+13,280

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 local workers in the City of Brimbank in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (13,542 people or 15.4%)
  • Construction (11,243 people or 12.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10,387 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,173 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.6% in Manufacturing; 9.5% in Construction and 4.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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 (11.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.8% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by increased by 13,280 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+1,974 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,821 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,783 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,683 local workers)

City of Brimbank

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