Hume City

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).

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, Hume 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
Hume City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4310.52.22110.32.2+220
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3071.51.11,0191.31.1+288
Wholesale Trade3,6384.13.24,4175.54.5-779
Retail Trade7,7568.710.27,0468.710.8+710
Accommodation and Food Services5,0785.76.64,2275.26.1+851
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17,84119.94.715,99419.84.7+1,847
Information Media and Telecommunications5760.61.95960.72.0-20
Financial and Insurance Services7870.93.97550.94.1+32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1431.31.61,0291.31.4+114
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8402.17.91,5892.07.8+251
Administrative and Support Services2,7833.13.42,1102.63.3+673
Public Administration and Safety4,4254.95.33,8014.75.3+624
Education and Training5,9786.78.74,7965.98.0+1,182
Health Care and Social Assistance5,0285.612.53,6354.511.6+1,393
Arts and Recreation Services6990.81.94120.51.7+287
Other Services2,8123.13.62,2072.73.6+605
Industry not classified5,4966.14.72,3252.92.4+3,171
Total persons89,490100.0100.080,707100.0100.0+8,783

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

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 39,949 people in total or 44.6% of the 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 the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (19.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,698 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+3,171 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,847 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,393 local workers)

Hume City

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