Glenelg Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Glenelg Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,394 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Glenelg Shire. 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 Glenelg Shire 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 Glenelg Shire'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
Glenelg Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,39416.92.21,45217.02.6-58
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.81.2690.81.2+0
Wholesale Trade1561.93.62022.43.6-46
Retail Trade6507.99.87498.810.6-100
Accommodation and Food Services4956.05.85916.96.7-96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5706.95.15506.45.0+20
Information Media and Telecommunications200.21.9280.32.1-7
Financial and Insurance Services670.84.2790.94.0-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services660.81.5780.91.6-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2262.79.52202.68.3+6
Administrative and Support Services1982.43.21842.23.6+14
Public Administration and Safety4044.95.74144.85.3-10
Education and Training5847.18.85816.88.9+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,17814.313.71,11513.012.7+64
Arts and Recreation Services811.02.0981.12.0-17
Other Services3043.73.42943.43.7+10
Total industries8,225100.0100.08,561100.0100.0-336

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 Glenelg Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,394 people or 16.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,202 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,178 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,774 people in total or 45.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.6% in Manufacturing and 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Glenelg Shire increased by decreased by -336 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+93 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+64 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+20 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+14 local workers)

Glenelg Shire

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