City of Darebin

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Darebin, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 8,535 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Darebin2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. AustraliaNumber%. Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1340.22.51290.22.6+5
Mining1730.31.84100.82.1-236
Manufacturing5,6609.67.36,06511.48.1-405
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2540.41.21660.31.3+88
Construction4,5637.89.34,3728.28.9+191
Wholesale Trade2,8624.93.32,7925.23.6+69
Retail Trade8,36514.210.57,14813.410.2+1,217
Accommodation and Food Services3,7846.46.83,5086.66.8+276
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2093.84.91,7853.45.0+423
Information Media and Telecommunications6631.11.86991.32.0-36
Financial and Insurance Services1,0111.73.88841.73.8+127
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7611.31.57491.41.7+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1855.48.02,6234.97.6+562
Administrative and Support Services1,7633.03.31,5692.93.4+193
Public Administration and Safety3,2775.66.92,9205.56.7+356
Education and Training8,53514.58.87,44314.08.5+1,092
Health Care and Social Assistance7,55512.912.66,54112.312.1+1,013
Arts and Recreation Services1,0381.81.71,0712.01.7-34
Other Services2,9675.13.92,4164.54.0+552
Total industries58,759100.0100.053,292100.0100.0+5,467

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (8,535 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (8,365 people or 14.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,555 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,454 people in total or 41.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Australia employed 8.8% in Education and Training; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 12.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (14.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Darebin increased by increased by 5,467 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+1,217 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,092 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,013 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+562 local workers)

City of Darebin

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