Mansfield Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Mansfield Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 566 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Mansfield Shire. 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 Mansfield Shire 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 Mansfield Shire'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
Mansfield Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3597.72.153213.92.9-173
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services400.91.3260.71.2+13
Wholesale Trade701.53.1731.93.3-3
Retail Trade54811.89.547312.310.4+76
Accommodation and Food Services50110.76.242611.16.8+74
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1693.65.31323.45.2+37
Information Media and Telecommunications541.21.8270.72.1+27
Financial and Insurance Services481.04.5371.03.8+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services972.11.5992.61.5-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2315.09.81985.28.8+33
Administrative and Support Services1383.03.01353.53.3+4
Public Administration and Safety2224.85.61874.95.1+36
Education and Training52111.28.53639.58.5+157
Health Care and Social Assistance50810.914.93509.112.9+158
Arts and Recreation Services461.01.9501.32.0-4
Other Services2114.53.41453.83.9+65
Total industries4,665100.0100.03,840100.0100.0+825

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Mansfield Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (566 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (548 people or 11.8%)
  • Education and Training (521 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,635 people in total or 35.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.0% in Construction; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 8.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Mansfield Shire increased by 825 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+188 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+158 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+157 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+76 local workers)

Mansfield Shire Council

economic profile