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Circular Head Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Circular Head Council area, making up 24.2% 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 Circular Head Council area.

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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Circular Head Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing87224.21.7
Mining952.60.2
Manufacturing70619.65.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.62.0
Construction1764.96.3
Wholesale Trade912.51.9
Retail Trade2737.611.2
Accommodation and Food Services2336.57.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1193.33.5
Information Media and Telecommunications70.21.8
Financial and Insurance Services381.12.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.51.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services742.15.9
Administrative and Support Services541.52.6
Public Administration and Safety862.411.0
Education and Training2587.210.4
Health Care and Social Assistance2206.115.0
Arts and Recreation Services140.42.3
Other Services1143.23.9
Industry not classified1484.13.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.7% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 11.0% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.9% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Circular Head Council area: 24.2% Mining, Circular Head Council area: 2.6% Manufacturing, Circular Head Council area: 19.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Circular Head Council area: 0.6% Construction, Circular Head Council area: 4.9% Wholesale Trade, Circular Head Council area: 2.5% Retail Trade, Circular Head Council area: 7.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Circular Head Council area: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Circular Head Council area: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Circular Head Council area: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Circular Head Council area: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Circular Head Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Circular Head Council area: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Circular Head Council area: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Circular Head Council area: 2.4% Education and Training, Circular Head Council area: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Circular Head Council area: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Circular Head Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Circular Head Council area: 3.2% Industry not classified, Circular Head Council area: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Circular Head Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (872 local workers 24.2%)
  • Manufacturing (706 local workers 19.6%)
  • Retail Trade (273 local workers 7.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,851 people in total or 51.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 1.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.5% in Manufacturing; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Circular Head Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.2% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (19.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.1% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.4% compared to 11.0%)

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