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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in South Gippsland Shire, making up 19.9% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
South Gippsland Shire 2016
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,12519.92.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1791.71.1
Wholesale Trade3012.83.2
Retail Trade9859.210.2
Accommodation and Food Services6045.76.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4234.04.7
Information Media and Telecommunications720.71.9
Financial and Insurance Services1581.53.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services990.91.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3863.67.9
Administrative and Support Services2222.13.4
Public Administration and Safety4244.05.3
Education and Training8217.78.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,19711.212.5
Arts and Recreation Services1701.61.9
Other Services3693.53.6
Industry not classified4604.34.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Gippsland Shire: 19.9% Mining, South Gippsland Shire: 1.1% Manufacturing, South Gippsland Shire: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.7% Construction, South Gippsland Shire: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, South Gippsland Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Gippsland Shire: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, South Gippsland Shire: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Gippsland Shire: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Gippsland Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Gippsland Shire: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Gippsland Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, South Gippsland Shire: 4.0% Education and Training, South Gippsland Shire: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Gippsland Shire: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, South Gippsland Shire: 1.6% Other Services, South Gippsland Shire: 3.5% Industry not classified, South Gippsland Shire: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,125 local workers 19.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,197 local workers 11.2%)
  • Retail Trade (985 local workers 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,307 people in total or 40.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.4% compared to 8.3%)