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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Golden Plains Shire, making up 22.4% of total employment.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Golden Plains Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Golden Plains Shire.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Golden Plains Shire 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74622.42.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services240.71.1
Wholesale Trade621.93.2
Retail Trade2587.810.2
Accommodation and Food Services1243.76.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1113.34.7
Information Media and Telecommunications220.71.9
Financial and Insurance Services200.63.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services722.21.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1494.57.9
Administrative and Support Services862.63.4
Public Administration and Safety2246.75.3
Education and Training2758.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2196.612.5
Arts and Recreation Services321.01.9
Other Services1113.33.6
Industry not classified1404.24.7

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Golden Plains Shire: 22.4% Mining, Golden Plains Shire: 1.6% Manufacturing, Golden Plains Shire: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Golden Plains Shire: 0.7% Construction, Golden Plains Shire: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Golden Plains Shire: 1.9% Retail Trade, Golden Plains Shire: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Golden Plains Shire: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Golden Plains Shire: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Golden Plains Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Golden Plains Shire: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Golden Plains Shire: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Golden Plains Shire: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Golden Plains Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Golden Plains Shire: 6.7% Education and Training, Golden Plains Shire: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Golden Plains Shire: 6.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Golden Plains Shire: 1.0% Other Services, Golden Plains Shire: 3.3% Industry not classified, Golden Plains Shire: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (746 local workers 22.4%)
  • Construction (351 local workers 10.5%)
  • Education and Training (275 local workers 8.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,372 people in total or 41.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.3% in Construction; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 3.9%)