City of Port Phillip
Employment by industry (Total)
In City of Port Phillip, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 19,440 local jobs in 2017/18.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of Port Phillip. 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 City of Port Phillip 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 City of Port Phillip'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.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|City of Port Phillip||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria%||Number||%||Victoria%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||309||0.3||2.5||192||0.2||2.4||+118||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||268||0.3||1.1||336||0.4||1.2||-68||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||7,248||7.8||7.0||5,773||6.8||6.3||+1,475||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||4,013||4.3||4.9||3,783||4.5||5.0||+230||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||3,561||3.8||1.9||3,774||4.5||2.2||-213||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||6,388||6.9||3.9||6,353||7.5||4.2||+34||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||3,225||3.5||1.6||2,418||2.9||1.5||+807||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||19,440||20.9||8.5||17,737||20.9||8.2||+1,702||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||4,860||5.2||3.4||4,746||5.6||3.5||+115||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,488||2.7||5.3||2,631||3.1||5.3||-142||24400||P|
|Education and Training||4,871||5.2||9.3||3,303||3.9||8.3||+1,568||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||7,615||8.2||13.2||5,567||6.6||11.8||+2,047||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||2,912||3.1||1.9||3,145||3.7||2.0||-233||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Port Phillip in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (19,440 people or 20.9%)
- Construction (7,648 people or 8.2%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (7,615 people or 8.2%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 34,703 people in total or 37.3% of the local workers.
In comparison, Victoria employed 8.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 9.1% in Construction; and 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of Port Phillip and Victoria were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (20.9% compared to 8.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 13.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 8.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (5.2% compared to 9.3%)
The number of local workers in City of Port Phillip increased by 8,255 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in City of Port Phillip were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,047 local workers)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,702 local workers)
- Education and Training (+1,568 local workers)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+1,475 local workers)