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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Whitehorse, making up 18.2% of total employment.

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

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 City of Whitehorse 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 City of Whitehorse subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Whitehorse 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing730.12.2
Mining220.00.3
Manufacturing2,4603.67.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7791.11.1
Construction3,9035.68.3
Wholesale Trade2,9794.33.2
Retail Trade7,32610.610.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,7295.46.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4312.14.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0162.91.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,4892.23.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2651.81.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,6978.27.9
Administrative and Support Services2,8474.13.4
Public Administration and Safety4,2426.15.3
Education and Training8,59812.48.7
Health Care and Social Assistance12,58618.212.5
Arts and Recreation Services9371.41.9
Other Services3,7325.43.6
Industry not classified3,0714.44.7

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, City of Whitehorse: 0.1% Mining, City of Whitehorse: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Whitehorse: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.1% Construction, City of Whitehorse: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Whitehorse: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Whitehorse: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whitehorse: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whitehorse: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whitehorse: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whitehorse: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whitehorse: 8.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whitehorse: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whitehorse: 6.1% Education and Training, City of Whitehorse: 12.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whitehorse: 18.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whitehorse: 1.4% Other Services, City of Whitehorse: 5.4% Industry not classified, City of Whitehorse: 4.4%
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 City of Whitehorse in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,586 local workers 18.2%)
  • Education and Training (8,598 local workers 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,326 local workers 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 28,510 people in total or 41.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.6% compared to 8.3%)

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