Nillumbik Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Nillumbik Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 2,804 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Nillumbik 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 Nillumbik 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 Nillumbik 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
Nillumbik Shire2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2631.62.11941.22.9+69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services810.51.2800.51.2+0
Wholesale Trade2971.83.22821.83.4+15
Retail Trade1,3498.39.51,67710.510.5-329
Accommodation and Food Services1,4598.96.11,3918.76.7+68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3552.25.23622.35.2-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1781.11.91230.82.1+55
Financial and Insurance Services2741.74.42151.33.8+59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2511.51.62371.51.5+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4739.09.81,2497.88.6+224
Administrative and Support Services4772.93.15433.43.5-66
Public Administration and Safety8295.15.96924.35.1+137
Education and Training2,28014.08.72,13013.38.6+150
Health Care and Social Assistance2,17113.314.21,98712.413.1+184
Arts and Recreation Services4422.71.85383.42.0-96
Other Services8395.13.69876.23.9-148
Total industries16,320100.0100.016,006100.0100.0+314

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 Nillumbik Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,804 people or 17.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,280 people or 14.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,171 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,255 people in total or 44.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.6% in Construction; 8.7% in Education and Training and 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (17.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.2% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Nillumbik Shire increased by 314 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+224 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+184 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+150 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+137 local workers)

Nillumbik Shire

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