East Gippsland Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the East Gippsland Shire, making up 15.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the East Gippsland Shire 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 East Gippsland Shire.

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).

Data source

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, the East Gippsland Shire 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.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
East Gippsland Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4159.02.21,3348.42.2+81
Mining470.30.3740.50.3-27
Manufacturing1,2558.07.81,4549.210.7-199
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2111.31.11971.21.1+14
Construction1,0086.48.31,1937.58.3-185
Wholesale Trade3432.23.24632.94.5-120
Retail Trade1,87912.010.22,06413.010.8-185
Accommodation and Food Services1,4479.26.61,4679.36.1-20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5583.64.76133.94.7-55
Information Media and Telecommunications1170.71.91050.72.0+12
Financial and Insurance Services1751.13.92011.34.1-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1871.21.62041.31.4-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5213.37.95133.27.8+8
Administrative and Support Services3682.33.43071.93.3+61
Public Administration and Safety8225.25.38095.15.3+13
Education and Training1,4229.18.71,4969.48.0-74
Health Care and Social Assistance2,44915.612.52,19213.811.6+257
Arts and Recreation Services2081.31.92031.31.7+5
Other Services6153.93.65693.63.6+46
Industry not classified6564.24.73732.42.4+283
Total persons15,703100.0100.015,832100.0100.0-129

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the East Gippsland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,449 people or 15.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,879 people or 12.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,447 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,775 people in total or 36.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 6.6% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the East Gippsland Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (15.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the East Gippsland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+283 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+257 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-199 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-185 local workers)

East Gippsland Shire

economic profile