Hume City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Hume City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 21,705 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Hume City.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Hume City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3950.42.76740.73.6-279
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,7061.61.41,7301.81.4-25
Wholesale Trade4,9174.73.74,3014.63.9+617
Retail Trade6,5546.38.66,4456.99.3+109
Accommodation and Food Services3,0702.94.33,6853.95.4-615
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20,00419.25.621,68623.15.8-1,682
Information Media and Telecommunications6770.62.06410.72.3+37
Financial and Insurance Services1,0221.04.66920.74.2+330
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9320.91.61,1631.21.7-231
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4502.310.71,9002.09.3+550
Administrative and Support Services2,8492.72.82,7282.93.3+121
Public Administration and Safety6,1325.96.04,1244.45.1+2,008
Education and Training5,7505.58.95,0625.48.0+689
Health Care and Social Assistance4,5884.412.54,2784.611.1+310
Arts and Recreation Services8960.91.86290.71.8+266
Other Services3,0012.93.32,8233.03.6+178
Total industries104,355100.0100.093,692100.0100.0+10,664

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 full-time equivalent local workers in Hume City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (21,705 people or 20.8%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (20,004 people or 19.2%)
  • Construction (17,629 people or 16.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 59,337 people in total or 56.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.8% in Manufacturing; 5.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.3% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (19.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (20.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.4% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Hume City increased by increased by 10,664 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Hume City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,663 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+3,665 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,008 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+689 full-time equivalent local workers)

Hume City

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