Rural City of Wangaratta

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Rural City of Wangaratta

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 the 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).

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 Rural City of Wangaratta 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
Rural City of Wangaratta20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9157.42.29287.62.2-13
Mining380.30.3230.20.3+15
Manufacturing1,1829.67.81,45711.910.7-275
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services570.51.1400.31.1+17
Construction7025.78.36665.58.3+36
Wholesale Trade2552.13.23362.84.5-81
Retail Trade1,37011.110.21,43011.710.8-60
Accommodation and Food Services8947.36.69177.56.1-23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4663.84.74443.64.7+22
Information Media and Telecommunications1241.01.91581.32.0-34
Financial and Insurance Services1721.43.92101.74.1-38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1100.91.61251.01.4-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4013.37.93993.37.8+2
Administrative and Support Services3963.23.43592.93.3+37
Public Administration and Safety7896.45.38116.65.3-22
Education and Training1,0388.48.79027.48.0+136
Health Care and Social Assistance2,34019.012.52,22418.211.6+116
Arts and Recreation Services1421.21.91431.21.7-1
Other Services4403.63.64373.63.6+3
Industry not classified4863.94.71961.62.4+290
Total persons12,317100.0100.012,199100.0100.0+118

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 the Rural City of Wangaratta in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,892 people in total or 39.7% of the 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.7% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+290 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-275 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+136 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+116 local workers)

Rural City of Wangaratta

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