Mitchell Shire

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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Mitchell Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mitchell Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4564.22.24554.42.2+1
Mining400.40.3630.60.3-23
Manufacturing5945.57.87657.410.7-171
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services820.81.1830.81.1-1
Construction1,0209.48.39188.98.3+102
Wholesale Trade1741.63.21641.64.5+10
Retail Trade1,0629.810.21,14911.110.8-87
Accommodation and Food Services9919.16.67967.76.1+195
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4534.24.74804.64.7-27
Information Media and Telecommunications540.51.9540.52.0--
Financial and Insurance Services1191.13.9960.94.1+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services910.81.61191.21.4-28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3293.07.93083.07.8+21
Administrative and Support Services2762.53.42252.23.3+51
Public Administration and Safety1,63115.05.31,56815.25.3+63
Education and Training1,21111.18.71,07310.48.0+138
Health Care and Social Assistance1,30912.012.51,20011.611.6+109
Arts and Recreation Services1661.51.91731.71.7-7
Other Services3593.33.63573.53.6+2
Industry not classified4514.14.72872.82.4+164
Total persons10,868100.0100.010,334100.0100.0+534

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

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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 people or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,309 people or 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,211 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,151 people in total or 38.2% of the 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 the field of Public Administration and Safety (15.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Mitchell Shire were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+195 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-171 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+164 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+138 local workers)

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