City of Glen Eira

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Glen Eira, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,647 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 Glen Eira. 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 Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira'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 Glen Eira2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing600.12.2610.12.6-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services380.11.2340.11.2+4
Wholesale Trade1,1202.43.61,2442.93.6-124
Retail Trade3,9758.69.84,42710.210.6-453
Accommodation and Food Services2,6935.85.83,1177.26.7-424
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0944.55.18512.05.0+1,242
Information Media and Telecommunications7521.61.97471.72.1+6
Financial and Insurance Services1,0252.24.29302.14.0+95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0642.31.59242.11.6+140
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,9118.59.53,5068.18.3+404
Administrative and Support Services1,4303.13.21,6363.83.6-206
Public Administration and Safety1,6953.75.71,6263.75.3+69
Education and Training7,72216.78.87,09916.38.9+623
Health Care and Social Assistance10,64723.113.78,73220.112.7+1,915
Arts and Recreation Services1,1462.52.01,3023.02.0-156
Other Services1,9704.33.42,1444.93.7-174
Total industries46,155100.0100.043,431100.0100.0+2,724

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 Glen Eira in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,647 people or 23.1%)
  • Education and Training (7,722 people or 16.7%)
  • Retail Trade (3,975 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,343 people in total or 48.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Education and Training and 9.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (23.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (16.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Glen Eira increased by increased by 2,724 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,915 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,242 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+623 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+404 local workers)

City of Glen Eira

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