City of Glen Eira

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Glen Eira, making up 19.5% of total employment.

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

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 City of Glen Eira 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
City of Glen Eira20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing450.12.2320.12.2+13
Mining240.10.340.00.3+20
Manufacturing9782.67.81,6304.710.7-652
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services470.11.1960.31.1-49
Construction2,5096.88.32,1006.08.3+409
Wholesale Trade1,0552.83.21,2113.54.5-156
Retail Trade3,6269.810.24,05911.610.8-433
Accommodation and Food Services2,6697.26.62,2036.36.1+466
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7372.04.77172.04.7+20
Information Media and Telecommunications6311.71.98952.62.0-264
Financial and Insurance Services8602.33.91,1003.14.1-240
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8202.21.66791.91.4+141
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1568.57.93,2529.37.8-96
Administrative and Support Services1,2283.33.41,1143.23.3+114
Public Administration and Safety1,4303.85.31,1313.25.3+299
Education and Training5,80815.68.74,96314.28.0+845
Health Care and Social Assistance7,26319.512.56,60418.911.6+659
Arts and Recreation Services1,0252.81.98432.41.7+182
Other Services1,6914.53.61,5494.43.6+142
Industry not classified1,5664.24.78202.32.4+746
Total persons37,168100.0100.034,993100.0100.0+2,175

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 City of Glen Eira in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,263 people or 19.5%)
  • Education and Training (5,808 people or 15.6%)
  • Retail Trade (3,626 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,697 people in total or 44.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 10.2% 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 (19.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (15.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.0% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education and Training (+845 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+746 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+659 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-652 local workers)

City of Glen Eira

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