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Benalla Rural City

Industry sector of employment

More Benalla Rural City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Benalla Rural City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Benalla Rural City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5819.67.863010.69.5-49
Mining150.20.860.10.6+9
Manufacturing69911.610.487314.811.8-174
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services721.21.5540.91.3+18
Construction4868.18.94357.48.1+51
Wholesale trade2534.23.12073.53.3+46
Retail Trade67411.211.677513.112.3-101
Accommodation and Food Services3826.36.83375.76.4+45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2524.24.12093.54.0+43
Information Media and Telecommunications520.91.1470.81.3+5
Financial and Insurance Services611.02.0741.32.0-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services631.01.0691.21.1-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2053.44.01632.83.6+42
Administrative and Support Services1472.42.61352.32.6+12
Public Administration and Safety4076.86.14467.55.7-39
Education and Training4547.58.24277.27.8+27
Health Care and Social Assistance77512.913.166011.211.5+115
Arts and Recreation Services931.51.3731.21.2+20
Other Services2173.63.61742.93.5+43
Inadequately described or not stated1332.22.11242.12.3+9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional VIC: 7.8% Mining, Regional VIC: 0.8% Manufacturing, Regional VIC: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional VIC: 1.5% Construction, Regional VIC: 8.9% Wholesale trade, Regional VIC: 3.1% Retail Trade, Regional VIC: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional VIC: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional VIC: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional VIC: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional VIC: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional VIC: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional VIC: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional VIC: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional VIC: 6.1% Education and Training, Regional VIC: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional VIC: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional VIC: 1.3% Other Services, Regional VIC: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional VIC: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Benalla Rural City: 9.6% Mining, Benalla Rural City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Benalla Rural City: 11.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Benalla Rural City: 1.2% Construction, Benalla Rural City: 8.1% Wholesale trade, Benalla Rural City: 4.2% Retail Trade, Benalla Rural City: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Benalla Rural City: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Benalla Rural City: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Benalla Rural City: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Benalla Rural City: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Benalla Rural City: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Benalla Rural City: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Benalla Rural City: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Benalla Rural City: 6.8% Education and Training, Benalla Rural City: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Benalla Rural City: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Benalla Rural City: 1.5% Other Services, Benalla Rural City: 3.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Benalla Rural City: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Benalla Rural City: -49 Mining, Benalla Rural City: +9 Manufacturing, Benalla Rural City: -174 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Benalla Rural City: +18 Construction, Benalla Rural City: +51 Wholesale trade, Benalla Rural City: +46 Retail Trade, Benalla Rural City: -101 Accommodation and Food Services, Benalla Rural City: +45 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Benalla Rural City: +43 Information Media and Telecommunications, Benalla Rural City: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Benalla Rural City: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Benalla Rural City: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Benalla Rural City: +42 Administrative and Support Services, Benalla Rural City: +12 Public Administration and Safety, Benalla Rural City: -39 Education and Training, Benalla Rural City: +27 Health Care and Social Assistance, Benalla Rural City: +115 Arts and Recreation Services, Benalla Rural City: +20 Other Services, Benalla Rural City: +43 Inadequately described or not stated, Benalla Rural City: +9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Benalla Rural City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (775 people or 12.9%)
  • Manufacturing (699 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (674 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,148 people in total or 35.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.4% in Manufacturing; and 11.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (9.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in wholesale trade (4.2% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Benalla Rural City increased by 103 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Benalla Rural City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-174 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+115 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-101 persons)
  • Construction (+51 persons)

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