Northern Grampians Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Northern Grampians Shire, making up 17.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Northern Grampians 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 Northern Grampians 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, Northern Grampians 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
Northern Grampians Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing62413.12.268713.52.2-63
Mining1783.70.32985.90.3-120
Manufacturing57012.07.857611.310.7-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services290.61.1270.51.1+2
Construction2124.58.31993.98.3+13
Wholesale Trade731.53.21272.54.5-54
Retail Trade4539.510.256211.010.8-109
Accommodation and Food Services4088.66.64488.86.1-40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1192.54.71302.64.7-11
Information Media and Telecommunications130.31.9260.52.0-13
Financial and Insurance Services370.83.9390.84.1-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services330.71.6340.71.4-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1072.27.91312.67.8-24
Administrative and Support Services1062.23.41102.23.3-4
Public Administration and Safety3056.45.33196.35.3-14
Education and Training2735.78.72945.88.0-21
Health Care and Social Assistance81217.112.573514.411.6+77
Arts and Recreation Services1062.21.9971.91.7+9
Other Services1352.83.61563.13.6-21
Industry not classified1653.54.71062.12.4+59
Total persons4,758100.0100.05,090100.0100.0-332

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Northern Grampians Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (812 people or 17.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (624 people or 13.1%)
  • Manufacturing (570 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,006 people in total or 42.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (12.0% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Mining (-120 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-109 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+77 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-63 local workers)

Northern Grampians Shire

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