Nillumbik Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in Nillumbik Shire, making up 14.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Nillumbik 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 Nillumbik 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
Nillumbik Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1861.22.11631.22.2+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services860.61.1760.61.1+10
Wholesale Trade3012.02.82271.73.2+74
Retail Trade1,3208.89.41,37910.410.2-59
Accommodation and Food Services1,3288.86.21,1488.66.6+180
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3432.34.72872.24.7+56
Information Media and Telecommunications1260.81.61130.81.9+13
Financial and Insurance Services2641.84.12161.63.9+48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2511.71.52271.71.6+24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3479.08.41,1168.47.9+231
Administrative and Support Services4142.83.13963.03.4+18
Public Administration and Safety7965.35.66394.85.3+157
Education and Training2,15614.48.81,91114.48.7+245
Health Care and Social Assistance1,97513.214.11,52111.412.5+454
Arts and Recreation Services4292.91.74543.41.9-25
Other Services7565.03.56945.23.6+62
Industry not classified5373.64.65814.44.7-44
Total persons15,013100.0100.013,312100.0100.0+1,701

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 Nillumbik Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,156 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,975 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (1,855 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,986 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.8% in Education and Training; 14.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.4% in Construction.

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 Education and Training (14.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (8.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+454 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+245 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+231 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+180 local workers)

Nillumbik Shire

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