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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Corangamite Shire, making up 31.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Corangamite Shire 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 Corangamite Shire.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. Corangamite Shire currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Corangamite Shire subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Corangamite Shire 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,23831.62.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services580.81.1
Wholesale Trade1562.23.2
Retail Trade5778.110.2
Accommodation and Food Services4165.96.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2793.94.7
Information Media and Telecommunications280.41.9
Financial and Insurance Services390.63.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services230.31.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1732.47.9
Administrative and Support Services1071.53.4
Public Administration and Safety2183.15.3
Education and Training5127.28.7
Health Care and Social Assistance75710.712.5
Arts and Recreation Services520.71.9
Other Services1752.53.6
Industry not classified3174.54.7

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Corangamite Shire: 31.6% Mining, Corangamite Shire: 1.1% Manufacturing, Corangamite Shire: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Corangamite Shire: 0.8% Construction, Corangamite Shire: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, Corangamite Shire: 2.2% Retail Trade, Corangamite Shire: 8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Corangamite Shire: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Corangamite Shire: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Corangamite Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Corangamite Shire: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Corangamite Shire: 0.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Corangamite Shire: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Corangamite Shire: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Corangamite Shire: 3.1% Education and Training, Corangamite Shire: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Corangamite Shire: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Corangamite Shire: 0.7% Other Services, Corangamite Shire: 2.5% Industry not classified, Corangamite Shire: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,238 local workers 31.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (757 local workers 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (577 local workers 8.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,572 people in total or 50.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Corangamite Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (31.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 3.9%)