Borough of Queenscliffe

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Borough of Queenscliffe

Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in the Borough of Queenscliffe, making up 18.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Borough of Queenscliffe 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 the Borough of Queenscliffe.

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, the Borough of Queenscliffe 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
Borough of Queenscliffe20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing131.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.1001.1--
Wholesale Trade40.
Retail Trade13410.510.217612.010.8-42
Accommodation and Food Services23818.76.629019.86.1-52
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1038.14.7735.04.7+30
Information Media and Telecommunications131.01.9141.02.0-1
Financial and Insurance Services151.23.9211.44.1-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services332.61.6261.81.4+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services463.67.9714.97.8-25
Administrative and Support Services312.43.4342.33.3-3
Public Administration and Safety21316.75.329520.25.3-82
Education and Training624.98.7573.98.0+5
Health Care and Social Assistance14111.112.518412.611.6-43
Arts and Recreation Services423.31.9372.51.7+5
Other Services453.53.6302.13.6+15
Industry not classified393.14.7251.72.4+14
Total persons1,276100.0100.01,461100.0100.0-185

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 the Borough of Queenscliffe in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (238 people or 18.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (213 people or 16.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (141 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 592 people in total or 46.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 6.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; 5.3% in Public Administration and Safety and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Borough of Queenscliffe and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (18.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (16.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Borough of Queenscliffe were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (-82 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-52 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-43 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-42 local workers)

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