Yarra Ranges Council

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Yarra Ranges Council area

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).

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, Yarra Ranges Council area 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
Yarra Ranges Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8774.72.21,5033.82.2+374
Mining880.20.31000.30.3-12
Manufacturing3,9009.97.84,61611.610.7-716
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3520.91.13440.91.1+8
Construction3,6599.38.34,11710.48.3-458
Wholesale Trade1,0132.63.21,8554.74.5-842
Retail Trade4,91012.410.25,18213.110.8-272
Accommodation and Food Services3,6999.46.63,3558.56.1+344
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1372.94.71,2983.34.7-161
Information Media and Telecommunications3140.81.93010.82.0+13
Financial and Insurance Services4121.03.95401.44.1-128
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5611.41.65431.41.4+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0055.17.91,8894.87.8+116
Administrative and Support Services1,1713.03.41,1532.93.3+18
Public Administration and Safety1,1973.05.31,2173.15.3-20
Education and Training4,56811.58.74,53211.48.0+36
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9229.912.53,5228.911.6+400
Arts and Recreation Services1,0412.61.99072.31.7+134
Other Services1,7764.53.61,7234.33.6+53
Industry not classified1,9504.94.79472.42.4+1,003
Total persons39,552100.0100.039,649100.0100.0-97

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 Yarra Ranges Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,400 people in total or 33.9% of the 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 the field of Education and Training (11.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Yarra Ranges Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,003 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-842 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-716 local workers)
  • Construction (-458 local workers)

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