City of Darebin

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Darebin, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 6,707 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Darebin.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Darebin2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1110.23.21350.33.6-24
Mining890.20.53850.90.5-296
Manufacturing5,37511.29.35,44712.210.5-71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2570.51.51910.41.4+67
Construction4,2638.910.54,1179.29.5+146
Wholesale Trade2,4105.03.72,3965.44.2+13
Retail Trade5,19710.98.65,45412.29.3-256
Accommodation and Food Services2,4295.14.72,6205.95.4-191
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9564.15.71,6363.75.7+319
Information Media and Telecommunications5551.21.96071.42.4-52
Financial and Insurance Services8441.84.37861.84.2+58
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7331.51.77191.61.7+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9886.210.42,5545.79.4+434
Administrative and Support Services1,3742.93.21,1692.63.1+205
Public Administration and Safety2,8235.95.52,5355.75.2+288
Education and Training6,70714.08.16,02913.57.8+678
Health Care and Social Assistance6,50413.611.95,07011.310.6+1,434
Arts and Recreation Services7561.61.87941.81.8-38
Other Services2,4555.13.62,0784.63.7+377
Total industries47,827100.0100.044,723100.0100.0+3,104

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Darebin in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (6,707 people or 14.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,504 people or 13.6%)
  • Manufacturing (5,375 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,586 people in total or 38.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.1% in Education and Training; 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.3% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Darebin increased by increased by 3,104 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Darebin were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,434 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+678 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+434 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+377 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Darebin

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