Hume City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Hume City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 26,403 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Hume 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 Hume 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 Hume 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
Hume City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4280.32.26590.62.6-232
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,7741.41.21,7501.61.2+24
Wholesale Trade5,8064.53.64,7114.43.6+1,095
Retail Trade9,5687.59.88,8098.210.6+758
Accommodation and Food Services5,4884.35.85,6555.26.7-167
Transport, Postal and Warehousing23,80618.65.122,82321.15.0+983
Information Media and Telecommunications8070.61.97040.72.1+102
Financial and Insurance Services1,1730.94.28260.84.0+347
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1680.91.51,3641.31.6-197
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8142.29.52,1021.98.3+712
Administrative and Support Services3,9113.03.23,5323.33.6+380
Public Administration and Safety7,2725.75.75,1294.75.3+2,143
Education and Training7,0795.58.86,9166.48.9+163
Health Care and Social Assistance6,1794.813.75,6855.312.7+493
Arts and Recreation Services1,2501.02.08300.82.0+420
Other Services3,8473.03.43,3463.13.7+502
Total industries128,251100.0100.0108,030100.0100.0+20,222

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

  • Manufacturing (26,403 people or 20.6%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (23,806 people or 18.6%)
  • Construction (19,403 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 69,612 people in total or 54.3% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (18.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (20.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (4.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hume City increased by increased by 20,222 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Manufacturing (+7,454 local workers)
  • Construction (+5,279 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,143 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,095 local workers)

Hume City

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