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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Hobsons Bay City, making up 18.2% of total employment.

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

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. Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hobsons Bay City 2016
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Number%Greater Melbourne %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing790.20.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3481.01.0
Wholesale Trade1,5474.43.6
Retail Trade3,0378.710.4
Accommodation and Food Services1,8525.36.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,39212.65.0
Information Media and Telecommunications2480.72.2
Financial and Insurance Services4421.34.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5751.61.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2963.79.3
Administrative and Support Services9252.63.3
Public Administration and Safety1,4864.25.2
Education and Training2,2956.68.8
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8048.012.1
Arts and Recreation Services5581.62.1
Other Services1,3063.73.6
Industry not classified1,9805.74.9

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, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Mining, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Hobsons Bay City: 18.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Construction, Hobsons Bay City: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Retail Trade, Hobsons Bay City: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Hobsons Bay City: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hobsons Bay City: 12.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Hobsons Bay City: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Education and Training, Hobsons Bay City: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hobsons Bay City: 8.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Other Services, Hobsons Bay City: 3.7% Industry not classified, Hobsons Bay City: 5.7%
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (6,368 local workers 18.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4,392 local workers 12.6%)
  • Construction (3,393 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,153 people in total or 40.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 7.9% in Manufacturing; 5.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 6.7% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (18.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.0% compared to 12.1%)