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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Rural City of Wangaratta, making up 19.0% of total employment.

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

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Rural City of Wangaratta currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Rural City of Wangaratta subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Rural City of Wangaratta 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9157.42.2
Mining380.30.3
Manufacturing1,1829.67.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services570.51.1
Construction7025.78.3
Wholesale Trade2552.13.2
Retail Trade1,37011.110.2
Accommodation and Food Services8947.36.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4663.84.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1241.01.9
Financial and Insurance Services1721.43.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1100.91.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4013.37.9
Administrative and Support Services3963.23.4
Public Administration and Safety7896.45.3
Education and Training1,0388.48.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,34019.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services1421.21.9
Other Services4403.63.6
Industry not classified4863.94.7

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, Rural City of Wangaratta: 7.4% Mining, Rural City of Wangaratta: 0.3% Manufacturing, Rural City of Wangaratta: 9.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 0.5% Construction, Rural City of Wangaratta: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, Rural City of Wangaratta: 2.1% Retail Trade, Rural City of Wangaratta: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rural City of Wangaratta: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rural City of Wangaratta: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Rural City of Wangaratta: 6.4% Education and Training, Rural City of Wangaratta: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rural City of Wangaratta: 19.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 1.2% Other Services, Rural City of Wangaratta: 3.6% Industry not classified, Rural City of Wangaratta: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Rural City of Wangaratta in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,340 local workers 19.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,370 local workers 11.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,182 local workers 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,892 people in total or 39.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Rural City of Wangaratta and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.7% compared to 8.3%)

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