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Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in Hume City, making up 19.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Hume 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 Hume 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. Hume City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Hume City subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hume City 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4310.52.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3071.51.1
Wholesale Trade3,6384.13.2
Retail Trade7,7568.710.2
Accommodation and Food Services5,0785.76.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17,84119.94.7
Information Media and Telecommunications5760.61.9
Financial and Insurance Services7870.93.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1431.31.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8402.17.9
Administrative and Support Services2,7833.13.4
Public Administration and Safety4,4254.95.3
Education and Training5,9786.78.7
Health Care and Social Assistance5,0285.612.5
Arts and Recreation Services6990.81.9
Other Services2,8123.13.6
Industry not classified5,4966.14.7

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, Hume City: 0.5% Mining, Hume City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Hume City: 16.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hume City: 1.5% Construction, Hume City: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Hume City: 4.1% Retail Trade, Hume City: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Hume City: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hume City: 19.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hume City: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Hume City: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hume City: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hume City: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Hume City: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Hume City: 4.9% Education and Training, Hume City: 6.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hume City: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Hume City: 0.8% Other Services, Hume City: 3.1% Industry not classified, Hume City: 6.1%
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 Hume City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (17,841 local workers 19.9%)
  • Manufacturing (14,352 local workers 16.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,756 local workers 8.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 39,949 people in total or 44.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 7.8% in Manufacturing; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (19.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 7.9%)