City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of the City of Brimbank's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Brimbank residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Brimbank, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Brimbank are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Brimbank - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5090.62.22210.32.1+288
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6880.91.16840.81.0+4
Wholesale Trade2,7043.43.23,4694.24.3-765
Retail Trade8,41910.510.28,45110.110.2-32
Accommodation and Food Services5,9817.56.65,0316.05.8+950
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,6359.54.87,0058.44.4+630
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1851.51.91,2171.51.9-32
Financial and Insurance Services2,9003.63.93,2503.93.9-350
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0361.31.68391.01.3+197
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,7794.77.93,7124.57.3+67
Administrative and Support Services3,5554.43.43,0763.73.1+479
Public Administration and Safety3,5154.45.33,4364.15.0+79
Education and Training4,8686.18.64,0944.97.6+774
Health Care and Social Assistance7,9309.912.56,9378.310.9+993
Arts and Recreation Services1,2541.61.91,1711.41.6+83
Other Services3,3214.13.62,8623.43.4+459
Industry not classified5,7847.24.72,9293.52.3+2,855
Total Persons80,016100.0100.076,386100.0100.0+3,630

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (8,686 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (8,419 people or 10.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,930 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,035 people in total or 31.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (10.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.9% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,288 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,855 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+993 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+950 resident workforce)

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