Hume City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Hume City, Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer, generating 25,899 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 City2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6330.52.17840.72.9-151
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,1241.61.31,7851.51.2+339
Wholesale Trade5,4734.13.14,4833.83.3+990
Retail Trade10,4897.89.59,4988.110.4+992
Accommodation and Food Services5,8704.46.25,9625.16.8-92
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25,89919.35.326,43222.65.2-533
Information Media and Telecommunications9470.71.87660.72.1+181
Financial and Insurance Services1,1170.84.58150.73.8+301
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5751.21.51,2221.01.5+354
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4532.69.82,5342.28.8+919
Administrative and Support Services3,9442.93.03,6823.13.3+261
Public Administration and Safety7,0665.35.65,5334.75.1+1,533
Education and Training9,2006.98.57,3346.38.5+1,865
Health Care and Social Assistance9,5857.114.97,1016.112.9+2,484
Arts and Recreation Services1,3121.01.91,0000.92.0+312
Other Services4,1953.13.44,1213.53.9+74
Total industries134,221100.0100.0117,018100.0100.0+17,202

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (25,899 people or 19.3%)
  • Manufacturing (23,099 people or 17.2%)
  • Construction (18,097 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 67,094 people in total or 50.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 5.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 7.4% in Manufacturing and 10.0% 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 (19.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (17.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hume City increased by 17,202 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+4,579 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+2,780 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,484 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,865 local workers)

Hume City

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