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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Yarra Ranges Council area, making up 12.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Yarra Ranges Council area 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 Yarra Ranges Council area.

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. Yarra Ranges Council area 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 Yarra Ranges Council area subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Yarra Ranges Council area 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8774.72.2
Mining880.20.3
Manufacturing3,9009.97.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3520.91.1
Construction3,6599.38.3
Wholesale Trade1,0132.63.2
Retail Trade4,91012.410.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,6999.46.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1372.94.7
Information Media and Telecommunications3140.81.9
Financial and Insurance Services4121.03.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5611.41.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0055.17.9
Administrative and Support Services1,1713.03.4
Public Administration and Safety1,1973.05.3
Education and Training4,56811.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9229.912.5
Arts and Recreation Services1,0412.61.9
Other Services1,7764.53.6
Industry not classified1,9504.94.7

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, Yarra Ranges Council area: 4.7% Mining, Yarra Ranges Council area: 0.2% Manufacturing, Yarra Ranges Council area: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 0.9% Construction, Yarra Ranges Council area: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Yarra Ranges Council area: 2.6% Retail Trade, Yarra Ranges Council area: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 9.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yarra Ranges Council area: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yarra Ranges Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Yarra Ranges Council area: 3.0% Education and Training, Yarra Ranges Council area: 11.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yarra Ranges Council area: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 2.6% Other Services, Yarra Ranges Council area: 4.5% Industry not classified, Yarra Ranges Council area: 4.9%
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 Yarra Ranges Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (4,910 local workers 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (4,568 local workers 11.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,922 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,400 people in total or 33.9% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Yarra Ranges Council area and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 3.9%)

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