Corangamite Shire

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).

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, Corangamite Shire 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
Corangamite Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,23831.62.22,33931.72.2-101
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services580.81.1921.21.1-34
Wholesale Trade1562.23.22132.94.5-57
Retail Trade5778.110.27139.710.8-136
Accommodation and Food Services4165.96.63825.26.1+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2793.94.73124.24.7-33
Information Media and Telecommunications280.41.9230.32.0+5
Financial and Insurance Services390.63.9560.84.1-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services230.31.6160.21.4+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1732.47.91411.97.8+32
Administrative and Support Services1071.53.4901.23.3+17
Public Administration and Safety2183.15.32403.35.3-22
Education and Training5127.28.75307.28.0-18
Health Care and Social Assistance75710.712.57309.911.6+27
Arts and Recreation Services520.71.9580.81.7-6
Other Services1752.53.61592.23.6+16
Industry not classified3174.54.71812.52.4+136
Total persons7,090100.0100.07,382100.0100.0-292

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

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 people or 31.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (757 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (577 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,572 people in total or 50.4% of the 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (31.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Corangamite Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+136 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-136 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-101 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-100 local workers)

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