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Employment by industry (Total)

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In the City of Brimbank, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 13,633 local jobs in 2016/17.

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 Brimbank2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2850.30.71530.20.6+132
Mining1620.20.31570.20.3+5
Manufacturing13,63316.68.912,80318.410.6+830
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9551.21.21,0361.51.1-81
Construction10,17712.48.98,06211.68.8+2,115
Wholesale Trade4,8815.93.84,9517.14.8-71
Retail Trade8,1829.910.37,37010.610.2+812
Accommodation and Food Services4,3145.26.53,3034.75.9+1,011
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,81311.95.48,31311.95.5+1,500
Information Media and Telecommunications6290.82.46651.02.6-37
Financial and Insurance Services6270.84.66380.94.9-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9161.11.88841.31.6+32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2882.89.41,5992.39.2+689
Administrative and Support Services2,4383.03.71,9932.93.7+446
Public Administration and Safety2,9413.65.22,3843.45.2+557
Education and Training6,8058.38.85,6608.18.0+1,145
Health Care and Social Assistance9,35911.412.16,8149.810.9+2,546
Arts and Recreation Services7750.92.25000.72.1+276
Other Services3,1513.83.92,4053.53.8+746

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 16.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Construction, City of Brimbank: 12.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 11.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: +132 Mining, City of Brimbank: +5 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: +830 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: -81 Construction, City of Brimbank: +2,115 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: -71 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: +812 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +1,011 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +1,500 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: -37 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +32 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +689 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +446 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: +557 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: +1,145 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +2,546 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +276 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +746
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (13,633 people or 16.6%)
  • Construction (10,177 people or 12.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9,813 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 33,624 people in total or 40.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 8.9% in Manufacturing; 8.9% in Construction; and 5.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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 Manufacturing (16.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Brimbank increased by 12,642 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Brimbank were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,546 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,115 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,500 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,145 local workers)

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