City of Kingston

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Kingston, making up 18.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Kingston 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 the City of Kingston.

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, the City of Kingston 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
City of Kingston20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4280.62.22010.32.2+227
Mining780.10.3500.10.3+28
Manufacturing13,86318.87.818,61525.510.7-4,752
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6940.91.11,4662.01.1-772
Construction6,0788.28.35,3187.38.3+760
Wholesale Trade5,0546.83.27,38410.14.5-2,330
Retail Trade9,71913.210.29,14912.510.8+570
Accommodation and Food Services4,0365.56.63,4414.76.1+595
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3094.54.73,0354.24.7+274
Information Media and Telecommunications7411.01.96490.92.0+92
Financial and Insurance Services1,0961.53.91,0821.54.1+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9031.21.68381.11.4+65
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8545.27.93,0474.27.8+807
Administrative and Support Services2,0592.83.41,7482.43.3+311
Public Administration and Safety2,2473.05.32,1012.95.3+146
Education and Training4,3485.98.73,7605.18.0+588
Health Care and Social Assistance5,7427.812.55,2047.111.6+538
Arts and Recreation Services1,1151.51.98571.21.7+258
Other Services3,3174.53.63,0514.23.6+266
Industry not classified5,1547.04.72,0282.82.4+3,126
Total persons73,835100.0100.073,033100.0100.0+802

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Kingston in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (13,863 people or 18.8%)
  • Retail Trade (9,719 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (6,078 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 29,660 people in total or 40.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 8.3% 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 (18.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.8% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-4,752 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+3,126 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,330 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+807 local workers)

City of Kingston

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