City of Knox

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Knox, making up 16.0% 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 Knox 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 Knox.

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 Knox 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 Knox20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1430.22.21120.22.2+31
Mining1210.20.3560.10.3+65
Manufacturing10,25616.07.813,56521.810.7-3,309
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4560.71.13030.51.1+153
Construction5,2168.18.34,9447.98.3+272
Wholesale Trade5,8769.23.26,59110.64.5-715
Retail Trade7,60111.810.28,11913.010.8-518
Accommodation and Food Services3,7915.96.63,1845.16.1+607
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0523.24.71,6692.74.7+383
Information Media and Telecommunications6641.01.96141.02.0+50
Financial and Insurance Services1,4012.23.91,0271.64.1+374
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8161.31.67071.11.4+109
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1594.97.93,1855.17.8-26
Administrative and Support Services1,7092.73.41,6402.63.3+69
Public Administration and Safety1,8052.85.31,6952.75.3+110
Education and Training3,7205.88.73,2975.38.0+423
Health Care and Social Assistance7,48211.712.56,61110.611.6+871
Arts and Recreation Services9571.51.97061.11.7+251
Other Services2,7454.33.62,6424.23.6+103
Industry not classified4,2406.64.71,6712.72.4+2,569
Total persons64,210100.0100.062,341100.0100.0+1,869

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

  • Manufacturing (10,256 people or 16.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,601 people or 11.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,482 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,339 people in total or 39.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (9.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (5.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,309 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,569 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+871 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-715 local workers)

City of Knox

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