Frankston City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Frankston City, making up 20.0% of total employment.

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

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, Frankston City 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
Frankston City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2360.62.21600.42.2+76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7181.71.11470.41.1+571
Wholesale Trade1,0142.43.21,2563.14.5-242
Retail Trade5,53812.910.26,25815.510.8-720
Accommodation and Food Services2,8306.66.62,5976.46.1+233
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1702.74.71,2213.04.7-51
Information Media and Telecommunications4191.01.94221.02.0-3
Financial and Insurance Services6931.63.97191.84.1-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6781.61.66201.51.4+58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9434.57.91,7984.57.8+145
Administrative and Support Services1,3353.13.41,0542.63.3+281
Public Administration and Safety1,7654.15.31,6984.25.3+67
Education and Training3,9179.18.73,6539.08.0+264
Health Care and Social Assistance8,57320.012.57,32018.111.6+1,253
Arts and Recreation Services8211.91.95791.41.7+242
Other Services1,7274.03.61,8484.63.6-121
Industry not classified2,3335.44.79872.42.4+1,346
Total persons42,904100.0100.040,373100.0100.0+2,531

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Frankston City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,573 people or 20.0%)
  • Retail Trade (5,538 people or 12.9%)
  • Construction (3,991 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,102 people in total or 42.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 8.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Frankston City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (20.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Frankston City were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,346 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,253 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,043 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-720 local workers)

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