City of Greater Bendigo
Industry sector of employment

More City of Greater Bendigo residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Greater Bendigo’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
City of Greater Bendigo - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0762.47.81,1702.99.5-94
Mining6551.40.84711.20.6+184
Manufacturing4,65010.210.44,66411.411.8-14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6521.41.54681.11.3+184
Construction4,1639.18.93,5068.68.1+657
Retail Trade5,89612.911.65,73414.012.3+162
Wholesale trade1,2162.73.11,1902.93.3+26
Accommodation and Food Services2,9696.56.82,5506.26.4+419
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6773.74.11,3903.44.0+287
Information Media and Telecommunications6241.41.19882.41.3-364
Financial and Insurance Services1,7343.82.01,5333.72.0+201
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4401.01.04031.01.1+37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8484.04.01,4143.53.6+434
Administrative and Support Services1,2082.62.69962.42.6+212
Public Administration and Safety2,8516.26.12,5636.35.7+288
Education and Training4,0008.78.23,4458.47.8+555
Health Care and Social Assistance6,93215.213.15,58913.611.5+1,343
Arts and Recreation Services5971.31.34951.21.2+102
Other Services1,7263.83.61,5383.83.5+188
Inadequately described or not stated8361.82.18462.12.3-10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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% Retail Trade, Regional VIC: 11.6% Wholesale trade, Regional VIC: 3.1% 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, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.4% Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: 10.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: 9.1% Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 12.9% Wholesale trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.2% Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.3% Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.8%
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, City of Greater Bendigo: -94 Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: +184 Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: -14 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +184 Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: +657 Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: +162 Wholesale trade, City of Greater Bendigo: +26 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +419 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: +287 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: -364 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +201 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +434 Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +212 Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: +288 Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: +555 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: +1,343 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +102 Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +188 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: -10
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 City of Greater Bendigo in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,932 people or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (5,896 people or 12.9%)
  • Manufacturing (4,650 people or 10.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 17,478 people in total or 38.2% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (15.2% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (2.4% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Greater Bendigo increased by 4,797 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,343 persons)
  • Construction (+657 persons)
  • Education and Training (+555 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+434 persons)