Hobsons Bay City

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).

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, Hobsons Bay City 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
Hobsons Bay City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing790.22.2450.12.2+34
Mining530.20.3320.10.3+21
Manufacturing6,36818.27.88,97625.210.7-2,608
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3481.01.12540.71.1+94
Construction3,3939.78.33,1628.98.3+231
Wholesale Trade1,5474.43.21,8725.34.5-325
Retail Trade3,0378.710.23,1388.810.8-101
Accommodation and Food Services1,8525.36.61,5954.56.1+257
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,39212.64.74,91913.84.7-527
Information Media and Telecommunications2480.71.91390.42.0+109
Financial and Insurance Services4421.33.94911.44.1-49
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5751.61.64411.21.4+134
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2963.77.91,2643.57.8+32
Administrative and Support Services9252.63.47502.13.3+175
Public Administration and Safety1,4864.25.31,4634.15.3+23
Education and Training2,2956.68.72,0485.78.0+247
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8048.012.52,4536.911.6+351
Arts and Recreation Services5581.61.94471.31.7+111
Other Services1,3063.73.61,1773.33.6+129
Industry not classified1,9805.74.79872.82.4+993
Total persons34,984100.0100.035,638100.0100.0-654

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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,153 people in total or 40.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 8.3% in Construction.

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 Manufacturing (18.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-2,608 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+993 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-527 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+351 local workers)

Hobsons Bay City

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