Macedon Ranges Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Macedon Ranges Shire, making up 12.4% of total employment.

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

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 Macedon Ranges Shire 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
Macedon Ranges Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5474.32.25404.52.2+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services800.61.1630.51.1+17
Wholesale Trade1981.63.23502.94.5-152
Retail Trade1,39511.010.21,55413.010.8-159
Accommodation and Food Services1,0408.26.69077.66.1+133
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3763.04.73653.14.7+11
Information Media and Telecommunications940.71.9980.82.0-4
Financial and Insurance Services4073.23.93763.14.1+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1991.61.62091.71.4-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7225.77.96495.47.8+73
Administrative and Support Services3232.63.42892.43.3+34
Public Administration and Safety7646.05.36735.65.3+91
Education and Training1,40911.18.71,23810.48.0+171
Health Care and Social Assistance1,56512.412.51,35611.411.6+209
Arts and Recreation Services2782.21.93402.81.7-62
Other Services5524.43.64764.03.6+76
Industry not classified5204.14.72792.32.4+241
Total persons12,658100.0100.011,947100.0100.0+711

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 Macedon Ranges Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,565 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (1,409 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,395 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,369 people in total or 34.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Macedon Ranges Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.0% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Macedon Ranges Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+241 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+209 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+171 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-159 local workers)

Macedon Ranges Shire

economic profile