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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the City of Darebin, 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 City of Darebin 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 Darebin.

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 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, City of Darebin 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.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Darebin 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1360.32.2790.22.2+57
Mining880.20.31510.30.3-63
Manufacturing4,0458.57.85,54112.610.7-1,496
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2260.51.1980.21.1+128
Construction2,9056.18.32,8126.48.3+93
Wholesale Trade1,9724.13.22,7016.14.5-729
Retail Trade6,42513.510.26,30714.310.8+118
Accommodation and Food Services3,4437.26.62,6856.16.1+758
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4313.04.71,4493.34.7-18
Information Media and Telecommunications5941.21.95581.32.0+36
Financial and Insurance Services8151.73.97721.84.1+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7431.61.65401.21.4+203
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5675.47.92,1174.87.8+450
Administrative and Support Services1,3302.83.41,0132.33.3+317
Public Administration and Safety2,7265.75.32,4135.55.3+313
Education and Training6,85414.48.76,07413.88.0+780
Health Care and Social Assistance5,97112.512.54,99211.311.6+979
Arts and Recreation Services9011.91.97691.71.7+132
Other Services2,0294.33.61,8934.33.6+136
Industry not classified2,4805.24.71,1092.52.4+1,371

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, City of Darebin: 0.3% Mining, City of Darebin: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Darebin: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darebin: 0.5% Construction, City of Darebin: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Darebin: 4.1% Retail Trade, City of Darebin: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darebin: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darebin: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darebin: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darebin: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darebin: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darebin: 5.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darebin: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darebin: 5.7% Education and Training, City of Darebin: 14.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darebin: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darebin: 1.9% Other Services, City of Darebin: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Darebin: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darebin: +57 Mining, City of Darebin: -63 Manufacturing, City of Darebin: -1,496 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darebin: +128 Construction, City of Darebin: +93 Wholesale Trade, City of Darebin: -729 Retail Trade, City of Darebin: +118 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darebin: +758 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darebin: -18 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darebin: +36 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darebin: +43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darebin: +203 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darebin: +450 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darebin: +317 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darebin: +313 Education and Training, City of Darebin: +780 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darebin: +979 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darebin: +132 Other Services, City of Darebin: +136 Industry not classified, City of Darebin: +1,371
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Darebin in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (6,854 local workers 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (6,425 local workers 13.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,971 local workers 12.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 19,250 people in total or 40.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Darebin and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (14.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.1% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,496 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,371 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+979 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+780 local workers)

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