City of Kingston

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Kingston, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 20,648 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Kingston. 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 the City of Kingston 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 the City of Kingston'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
City of Kingston2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6710.72.54540.52.6+217
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2271.31.31,2291.41.2-2
Wholesale Trade7,6597.93.76,9768.13.8+683
Retail Trade11,99012.39.911,38613.210.6+604
Accommodation and Food Services4,5334.75.84,5785.36.6-45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9045.05.24,1984.95.0+706
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0001.01.99161.12.2+84
Financial and Insurance Services1,2861.34.11,1981.44.1+87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2801.31.61,0521.21.6+228
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,7445.99.54,2494.98.2+1,496
Administrative and Support Services3,1043.23.42,8613.33.5+243
Public Administration and Safety2,7502.85.52,6113.05.3+140
Education and Training5,1425.38.35,0955.98.8+48
Health Care and Social Assistance8,0168.213.16,7047.812.4+1,313
Arts and Recreation Services1,4081.41.91,4991.72.1-92
Other Services4,4474.63.64,0804.73.7+367
Total industries97,176100.0100.086,337100.0100.0+10,839

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 the City of Kingston in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (20,648 people or 21.2%)
  • Retail Trade (11,990 people or 12.3%)
  • Construction (11,177 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 43,815 people in total or 45.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.0% in Manufacturing; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 9.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (21.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (7.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.9% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Kingston increased by increased by 10,839 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+3,120 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+1,527 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,496 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,313 local workers)

City of Kingston

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