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)||2011||2006||Change|
|Industry sector||Number||%||Regional VIC %||Number||%||Regional VIC %||2006 to 2011|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,076||2.4||7.8||1,170||2.9||9.5||-94||14001|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||652||1.4||1.5||468||1.1||1.3||+184||14004|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,969||6.5||6.8||2,550||6.2||6.4||+419||14008|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,677||3.7||4.1||1,390||3.4||4.0||+287||14009|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||624||1.4||1.1||988||2.4||1.3||-364||14010|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,734||3.8||2.0||1,533||3.7||2.0||+201||14011|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||440||1.0||1.0||403||1.0||1.1||+37||14012|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,848||4.0||4.0||1,414||3.5||3.6||+434||14013|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,208||2.6||2.6||996||2.4||2.6||+212||14014|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,851||6.2||6.1||2,563||6.3||5.7||+288||14015|
|Education and Training||4,000||8.7||8.2||3,445||8.4||7.8||+555||14016|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||6,932||15.2||13.1||5,589||13.6||11.5||+1,343||14017|
|Arts and Recreation Services||597||1.3||1.3||495||1.2||1.2||+102||14018|
|Inadequately described or not stated||836||1.8||2.1||846||2.1||2.3||-10||14020|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||45,750||100.0||100.0||40,953||100.0||100.0||+4,797|
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%)
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)