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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the Manningham City Council, 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 Manningham City Council 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 Manningham City Council.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Manningham City Council currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Manningham City Council subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Manningham City Council 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1150.42.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services420.11.1
Wholesale Trade6592.33.2
Retail Trade5,43318.810.2
Accommodation and Food Services2,4508.56.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7032.44.7
Information Media and Telecommunications3351.21.9
Financial and Insurance Services6742.33.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7162.51.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2497.87.9
Administrative and Support Services8522.93.4
Public Administration and Safety8943.15.3
Education and Training3,27411.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance4,40615.212.5
Arts and Recreation Services5391.91.9
Other Services1,2824.43.6
Industry not classified1,1534.04.7

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Manningham City Council: 0.4% Mining, Manningham City Council: 0.1% Manufacturing, Manningham City Council: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Manningham City Council: 0.1% Construction, Manningham City Council: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Manningham City Council: 2.3% Retail Trade, Manningham City Council: 18.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Manningham City Council: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Manningham City Council: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Manningham City Council: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Manningham City Council: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Manningham City Council: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Manningham City Council: 7.8% Administrative and Support Services, Manningham City Council: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Manningham City Council: 3.1% Education and Training, Manningham City Council: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Manningham City Council: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Manningham City Council: 1.9% Other Services, Manningham City Council: 4.4% Industry not classified, Manningham City Council: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Retail Trade (5,433 local workers 18.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,406 local workers 15.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,274 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,113 people in total or 45.3% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.5% compared to 7.8%)