City of Brimbank

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Brimbank, making up 14.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Brimbank regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Brimbank.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Brimbank20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.32.21110.22.2+91
Mining940.10.3760.10.3+18
Manufacturing9,58514.47.811,20919.310.7-1,624
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6401.01.18261.41.1-186
Construction5,8108.78.34,8118.38.3+999
Wholesale Trade3,7205.63.24,3647.54.5-644
Retail Trade6,80310.210.26,60811.410.8+195
Accommodation and Food Services3,4925.36.62,8114.86.1+681
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,43411.24.75,7009.84.7+1,734
Information Media and Telecommunications5610.81.94610.82.0+100
Financial and Insurance Services5720.93.95981.04.1-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7601.11.66011.01.4+159
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8692.87.91,3622.37.8+507
Administrative and Support Services1,8412.83.41,4952.63.3+346
Public Administration and Safety2,4283.75.32,1093.65.3+319
Education and Training5,6138.48.74,9088.48.0+705
Health Care and Social Assistance7,75911.712.56,02610.411.6+1,733
Arts and Recreation Services5030.81.94190.71.7+84
Other Services2,3563.53.61,9263.33.6+430
Industry not classified4,4446.74.71,7773.12.4+2,667
Total persons66,486100.0100.058,208100.0100.0+8,278

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (9,585 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,759 people or 11.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7,434 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,778 people in total or 37.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 4.7% 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 Manufacturing (14.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.2% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+2,667 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,734 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,733 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,624 local workers)

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