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Employment by industry (Census)

Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer in Mitchell Shire, making up 15.0% of total employment.

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

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. Mitchell Shire 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 Mitchell Shire subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mitchell Shire 2016
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4564.22.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services820.81.1
Wholesale Trade1741.63.2
Retail Trade1,0629.810.2
Accommodation and Food Services9919.16.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4534.24.7
Information Media and Telecommunications540.51.9
Financial and Insurance Services1191.13.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services910.81.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3293.07.9
Administrative and Support Services2762.53.4
Public Administration and Safety1,63115.05.3
Education and Training1,21111.18.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,30912.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services1661.51.9
Other Services3593.33.6
Industry not classified4514.14.7

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, Mitchell Shire: 4.2% Mining, Mitchell Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Mitchell Shire: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mitchell Shire: 0.8% Construction, Mitchell Shire: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Mitchell Shire: 1.6% Retail Trade, Mitchell Shire: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Mitchell Shire: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mitchell Shire: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mitchell Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Mitchell Shire: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mitchell Shire: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mitchell Shire: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Mitchell Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Mitchell Shire: 15.0% Education and Training, Mitchell Shire: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mitchell Shire: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Mitchell Shire: 1.5% Other Services, Mitchell Shire: 3.3% Industry not classified, Mitchell Shire: 4.1%
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 Mitchell Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (1,631 local workers 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,309 local workers 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,211 local workers 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,151 people in total or 38.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 5.3% in Public Administration and Safety; 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 Mitchell Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (15.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 3.9%)