Mansfield Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Mansfield Shire, making up 12.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Mansfield 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 Mansfield 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 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mansfield Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3468.82.134210.72.2+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services220.61.1150.51.1+7
Wholesale Trade751.92.8702.23.2+5
Retail Trade48412.39.442213.210.2+62
Accommodation and Food Services44311.36.235811.26.6+85
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1423.64.71063.34.7+36
Information Media and Telecommunications180.51.6240.81.9-6
Financial and Insurance Services411.04.1260.83.9+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services812.11.5822.61.6-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1814.68.41404.47.9+41
Administrative and Support Services922.33.1892.83.4+3
Public Administration and Safety2105.35.61725.45.3+38
Education and Training45111.58.834210.78.7+109
Health Care and Social Assistance40810.414.13039.512.5+105
Arts and Recreation Services340.91.7421.31.9-8
Other Services1513.83.51304.13.6+21
Industry not classified1463.74.61404.44.7+6
Total persons3,929100.0100.03,199100.0100.0+730

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Mansfield Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (484 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (451 people or 11.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (443 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,378 people in total or 35.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.4% in Retail Trade; 8.8% in Education and Training and 6.2% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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 (8.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Mansfield Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+122 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+109 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+105 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+85 local workers)

Mansfield Shire Council

economic profile