City of Darebin

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Darebin, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 9,067 local jobs in 2020/21.

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 Darebin2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1260.22.21620.32.6-35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2070.41.22380.41.2-31
Wholesale Trade2,5124.33.62,5254.53.6-14
Retail Trade7,24112.59.87,48213.310.6-241
Accommodation and Food Services3,5196.15.83,9417.06.7-421
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5254.45.11,7473.15.0+778
Information Media and Telecommunications6461.11.96611.22.1-15
Financial and Insurance Services9121.64.29391.74.0-27
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7161.21.58611.51.6-145
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0265.29.52,9055.28.3+121
Administrative and Support Services1,4512.53.21,7263.13.6-275
Public Administration and Safety3,0915.45.73,1805.75.3-89
Education and Training9,06715.78.88,18814.68.9+879
Health Care and Social Assistance8,81015.313.77,08812.612.7+1,722
Arts and Recreation Services9881.72.01,1112.02.0-123
Other Services2,9475.13.42,5694.63.7+378
Total industries57,761100.0100.056,081100.0100.0+1,680

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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (9,067 people or 15.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,810 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (7,241 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,118 people in total or 43.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.8% in Education and Training; 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.8% 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 (15.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Darebin increased by increased by 1,680 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,722 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+879 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+778 local workers)
  • Other Services (+378 local workers)

City of Darebin

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