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Colac Otway Shire

Industry sector of employment

More Colac Otway Shire residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Colac Otway Shire’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
Colac Otway Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,13412.07.81,32214.19.5-188
Mining380.40.8210.20.6+17
Manufacturing1,20412.710.41,01110.811.8+193
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services931.01.5780.81.3+15
Construction7127.58.96727.28.1+40
Wholesale trade2392.53.13954.23.3-156
Retail Trade99210.511.61,02510.912.3-33
Accommodation and Food Services8078.56.87488.06.4+59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3994.24.14064.34.0-7
Information Media and Telecommunications921.01.11081.21.3-16
Financial and Insurance Services1301.42.01101.22.0+20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services820.91.0911.01.1-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2792.94.02222.43.6+57
Administrative and Support Services4634.92.64124.42.6+51
Public Administration and Safety4604.86.15255.65.7-65
Education and Training5686.08.25586.07.8+10
Health Care and Social Assistance1,19712.613.11,00910.811.5+188
Arts and Recreation Services1071.11.3991.11.2+8
Other Services3023.23.63123.33.5-10
Inadequately described or not stated1872.02.12412.62.3-54

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, Colac Otway Shire: 12.0% Mining, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Colac Otway Shire: 12.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Colac Otway Shire: 1.0% Construction, Colac Otway Shire: 7.5% Wholesale trade, Colac Otway Shire: 2.5% Retail Trade, Colac Otway Shire: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Colac Otway Shire: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Colac Otway Shire: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Colac Otway Shire: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Colac Otway Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Colac Otway Shire: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Colac Otway Shire: 2.9% Administrative and Support Services, Colac Otway Shire: 4.9% Public Administration and Safety, Colac Otway Shire: 4.8% Education and Training, Colac Otway Shire: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Colac Otway Shire: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Colac Otway Shire: 1.1% Other Services, Colac Otway Shire: 3.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 2.0%
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, Colac Otway Shire: -188 Mining, Colac Otway Shire: +17 Manufacturing, Colac Otway Shire: +193 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Colac Otway Shire: +15 Construction, Colac Otway Shire: +40 Wholesale trade, Colac Otway Shire: -156 Retail Trade, Colac Otway Shire: -33 Accommodation and Food Services, Colac Otway Shire: +59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Colac Otway Shire: -7 Information Media and Telecommunications, Colac Otway Shire: -16 Financial and Insurance Services, Colac Otway Shire: +20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Colac Otway Shire: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Colac Otway Shire: +57 Administrative and Support Services, Colac Otway Shire: +51 Public Administration and Safety, Colac Otway Shire: -65 Education and Training, Colac Otway Shire: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Colac Otway Shire: +188 Arts and Recreation Services, Colac Otway Shire: +8 Other Services, Colac Otway Shire: -10 Inadequately described or not stated, Colac Otway Shire: -54
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,204 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,197 people or 12.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,134 people or 12.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,535 people in total or 37.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 10.4% in Manufacturing; 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (12.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (12.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in administrative and support services (4.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Colac Otway Shire increased by 120 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Colac Otway Shire were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+193 persons)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-188 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+188 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-156 persons)

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