City of Darebin

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Darebin, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,641 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Darebin. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Darebin regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Darebin's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Darebin2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1180.22.51400.32.6-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2790.51.31980.41.2+80
Wholesale Trade2,9224.93.72,6414.93.8+280
Retail Trade7,28312.19.97,33413.510.6-51
Accommodation and Food Services3,6346.15.83,7336.96.6-99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2563.85.21,7533.25.0+503
Information Media and Telecommunications7001.21.97011.32.2-1
Financial and Insurance Services1,0151.74.19131.74.1+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8681.41.68141.51.6+53
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4335.79.52,7625.18.2+672
Administrative and Support Services1,8603.13.41,6533.03.5+207
Public Administration and Safety3,3765.65.53,0585.65.3+318
Education and Training8,34813.98.37,82814.48.8+519
Health Care and Social Assistance8,64114.413.16,74912.412.4+1,892
Arts and Recreation Services1,1401.91.91,1072.02.1+33
Other Services2,9534.93.62,4734.53.7+481
Total industries60,020100.0100.054,453100.0100.0+5,566

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Darebin in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,641 people or 14.4%)
  • Education and Training (8,348 people or 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (7,283 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,272 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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 the field of Education and Training (13.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Darebin increased by increased by 5,566 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,892 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+672 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+519 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+503 local workers)

City of Darebin

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