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Healthcare & social assistance Victoria's biggest employer

The industry of health care and social assistance is the largest employer in Victoria, Australia in terms of worker headcount. This is based on latest census data (2016) from the ABS. The industry employs around 1.7 million people across Victoria of which most are attributed to the job occupation 'professionals' (40%) and 'community and personal service workers' (32%).

The below shows industries and job types by total workers. (Select and industry to update the job type donut chart).

Workers in healthcare are relatively evenly distributed across Melbourne metropolitan area however there are a few hot spots such as 3029 (Hoppers Crossing..), 3977 (Cranbourne..) and 3150 (Wheelers Hill..) that stand out for the number of individuals working in the industry.

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