Employment is concentrated in industries that service households, accounting for over one-third of total employment in Victoria.
Health care and social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services, retail trade, construction, and education and training were the largest industries, accounting for 53.9% of total employment (Table 1.1). This has remained relatively constant over the past two years.
Table 1.1: Proportion of total employment by industry Victoria (May 2023)
|Household services||35.4%||Health care and social assistance||15.4%|
|Household services||n/a||Education and training||8.1%|
|Household services||n/a||Accommodation and food services||6.4%|
|Household services||n/a||Other services|
|Household services||n/a||Arts and recreation services||2.0%|
|Business services||20.7%||Professional, scientific and technical services||10.9%|
|Business services||n/a||Financial and insurance services||4.2%|
|Business services||n/a||Administrative and support services||2.6%|
|Business services||n/a||Information media and telecommunications||1.6%|
|Business services||n/a||Rental, hiring and real estate services||1.4%|
|Goods production||n/a||Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2.2%|
|Goods production||n/a||Electricity, gas, water and waste services||1.2%|
|Other||17.6%||Public administration and safety||5.0%|
Note: the Victorian Skills Authority defined these sectors.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, May 2023.