Hobsons Bay City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Hobsons Bay City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 7,174 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Hobsons Bay City. 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 Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2870.72.21250.32.6+162
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4311.01.24451.11.2-14
Wholesale Trade3,3857.83.61,9634.73.6+1,422
Retail Trade3,0647.09.83,6578.710.6-593
Accommodation and Food Services1,8274.25.82,2265.36.7-399
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,40214.75.15,76313.85.0+639
Information Media and Telecommunications2130.51.92180.52.1-5
Financial and Insurance Services5371.24.24911.24.0+46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5501.31.56751.61.6-126
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6393.89.51,5133.68.3+126
Administrative and Support Services1,0222.43.21,1792.83.6-157
Public Administration and Safety1,8354.25.71,7314.15.3+105
Education and Training2,4275.68.82,7676.68.9-340
Health Care and Social Assistance3,6578.413.73,3678.012.7+289
Arts and Recreation Services8381.92.07241.72.0+114
Other Services1,6183.73.41,6393.93.7-20
Total industries43,480100.0100.041,857100.0100.0+1,624

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Hobsons Bay City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (7,174 people or 16.5%)
  • Construction (6,503 people or 15.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6,402 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,079 people in total or 46.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.6% in Manufacturing; 9.3% in Construction and 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (15.0% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hobsons Bay City increased by increased by 1,624 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+1,583 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,422 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+639 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+289 local workers)

Hobsons Bay City

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