City of Whittlesea

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Whittlesea, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,003 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Whittlesea. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Whittlesea regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Whittlesea's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Whittlesea2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8341.12.19331.42.9-99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6560.81.26691.01.2-13
Wholesale Trade3,9585.13.22,9294.53.4+1,028
Retail Trade9,07511.69.58,96713.810.5+108
Accommodation and Food Services4,7816.16.13,7795.86.7+1,002
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9176.35.23,3365.15.2+1,582
Information Media and Telecommunications7350.91.93700.62.1+366
Financial and Insurance Services1,0271.34.48151.33.8+212
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7961.01.66651.01.5+131
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7023.59.81,8862.98.6+816
Administrative and Support Services2,2652.93.11,9092.93.5+356
Public Administration and Safety2,9823.85.92,2053.45.1+777
Education and Training7,2749.38.76,0349.38.6+1,240
Health Care and Social Assistance13,00316.714.210,24115.713.1+2,763
Arts and Recreation Services8571.11.86721.02.0+185
Other Services2,9753.83.62,8074.33.9+167
Total industries77,935100.0100.065,148100.0100.0+12,787

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Whittlesea in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,003 people or 16.7%)
  • Construction (10,540 people or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (9,075 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 32,619 people in total or 41.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.6% in Construction and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (13.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.7% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Whittlesea increased by 12,787 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,763 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,240 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,582 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,240 local workers)

City of Whittlesea

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