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Cradle Coast Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Cradle Coast Region, making up 12.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cradle Coast Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Cradle Coast Region.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cradle Coast Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%West Coast Council area %Number%West Coast Council area %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,7836.92.73,2518.12.7-468
Mining1,5043.738.79692.428.6+535
Manufacturing5,07312.53.45,92314.85.2-850
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4531.11.43730.91.4+80
Construction2,5536.34.72,1395.44.7+414
Wholesale Trade1,6794.21.21,5884.00.8+91
Retail Trade4,97512.36.44,96712.46.9+8
Accommodation and Food Services2,9237.213.22,8097.016.6+114
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1875.43.52,4126.05.5-225
Information Media and Telecommunications3030.70.63480.90.4-45
Financial and Insurance Services6381.60.65851.50.5+53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4601.10.34611.20.1-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2313.01.31,1813.01.9+50
Administrative and Support Services1,1172.83.51,3013.33.1-184
Public Administration and Safety2,5306.34.62,3365.84.9+194
Education and Training3,4568.56.13,1377.86.8+319
Health Care and Social Assistance4,49611.13.84,11710.35.6+379
Arts and Recreation Services2500.60.72660.70.7-16
Other Services1,6554.12.81,3783.42.5+277
Industry not classified1840.50.44391.11.0-255

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 2.7% Mining, West Coast Council area: 38.7% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 1.4% Construction, West Coast Council area: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 1.2% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 13.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 1.3% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 4.6% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 3.8% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 0.7% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 2.8% Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: 0.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: 6.9% Mining, Cradle Coast Region: 3.7% Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: 12.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Construction, Cradle Coast Region: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 4.2% Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: 6.3% Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.1% Industry not classified, Cradle Coast Region: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: -468 Mining, Cradle Coast Region: +535 Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: -850 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: +80 Construction, Cradle Coast Region: +414 Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: +91 Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: +8 Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: +114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: -225 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: -45 Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: +53 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: +50 Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: -184 Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: +194 Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: +319 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: +379 Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: -16 Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: +277 Industry not classified, Cradle Coast Region: -255
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Cradle Coast Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (5,073 local workers 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (4,975 local workers 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,496 local workers 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,544 people in total or 36.0% of local workers.

In comparison, West Coast Council area employed 3.4% in Manufacturing; 6.4% in Retail Trade; and 3.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Cradle Coast Region and West Coast Council area were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (3.7% compared to 38.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.2% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-850 local workers)
  • Mining (+535 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-468 local workers)
  • Construction (+414 local workers)

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