City of Merri-bek

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Merri-bek, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,049 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Merri-bek. 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 the City of Merri-bek 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 the City of Merri-bek'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
City of Merri-bek2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing860.22.11010.22.9-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3280.61.31710.41.2+157
Wholesale Trade1,0512.13.11,4893.13.3-438
Retail Trade5,0609.99.55,54711.510.4-487
Accommodation and Food Services4,3168.56.23,9838.36.8+333
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9643.85.31,7773.75.2+187
Information Media and Telecommunications7201.41.86381.32.1+83
Financial and Insurance Services7471.54.55141.13.8+232
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7811.51.56191.31.5+161
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0517.99.83,0356.38.8+1,017
Administrative and Support Services1,3452.63.01,2692.63.3+76
Public Administration and Safety2,6335.25.62,4695.15.1+164
Education and Training5,73811.28.55,23910.98.5+499
Health Care and Social Assistance9,04917.714.98,41717.512.9+632
Arts and Recreation Services1,4912.91.91,2872.72.0+204
Other Services2,4464.83.42,8896.03.9-443
Total industries51,064100.0100.048,037100.0100.0+3,027

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 the City of Merri-bek in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,049 people or 17.7%)
  • Education and Training (5,738 people or 11.2%)
  • Construction (5,614 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 20,401 people in total or 40.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Education and Training and 10.0% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (8.5% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Merri-bek increased by 3,027 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+1,381 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,017 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+632 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+499 local workers)

City of Merri-bek

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