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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Wodonga, making up 14.1% of total employment.

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

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 Wodonga 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 Wodonga subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Wodonga 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1921.02.2
Mining260.10.3
Manufacturing2,23411.97.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1320.71.1
Construction1,5148.08.3
Wholesale Trade4802.63.2
Retail Trade1,89710.110.2
Accommodation and Food Services1,0335.56.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0785.74.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1490.81.9
Financial and Insurance Services2571.43.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1931.01.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6553.57.9
Administrative and Support Services5853.13.4
Public Administration and Safety2,44913.05.3
Education and Training1,6818.98.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,66214.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services1951.01.9
Other Services7423.93.6
Industry not classified6663.54.7

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 Wodonga: 1.0% Mining, City of Wodonga: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Wodonga: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Wodonga: 0.7% Construction, City of Wodonga: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Wodonga: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Wodonga: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Wodonga: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Wodonga: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Wodonga: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Wodonga: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Wodonga: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Wodonga: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Wodonga: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Wodonga: 13.0% Education and Training, City of Wodonga: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Wodonga: 14.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Wodonga: 1.0% Other Services, City of Wodonga: 3.9% Industry not classified, City of Wodonga: 3.5%
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 Wodonga in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,662 local workers 14.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (2,449 local workers 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (2,234 local workers 11.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,345 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.3% in Public Administration and Safety; and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (13.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 3.9%)

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