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West Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in West Coast Council area, making up 38.7% 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 West Coast 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
West Coast Council area 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing622.71.3552.71.3+7
Mining88938.70.158028.60.1+309
Manufacturing793.46.51055.28.5-26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services331.42.2291.42.0+4
Construction1084.76.1964.75.2+12
Wholesale Trade271.22.8170.83.1+10
Retail Trade1486.411.91396.912.9+9
Accommodation and Food Services30213.27.133616.66.9-34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing813.53.41125.53.8-31
Information Media and Telecommunications140.62.280.42.2+6
Financial and Insurance Services140.63.0110.53.1+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services80.31.530.11.7+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services291.36.5381.95.9-9
Administrative and Support Services803.52.2623.12.2+18
Public Administration and Safety1064.613.01004.912.5+6
Education and Training1406.19.91376.89.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance873.813.41135.613.0-26
Arts and Recreation Services160.72.2140.71.7+2
Other Services642.83.8512.53.9+13
Industry not classified90.40.8211.01.0-12

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, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.1% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Construction, Greater Hobart: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 13.0% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 0.8% 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%
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, West Coast Council area: +7 Mining, West Coast Council area: +309 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -26 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +4 Construction, West Coast Council area: +12 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: +10 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: +9 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -31 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -9 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: +18 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: +6 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: -26 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: +2 Other Services, West Coast Council area: +13 Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: -12
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 West Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (889 local workers 38.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (302 local workers 13.2%)
  • Retail Trade (148 local workers 6.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,339 people in total or 58.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.1% in Mining; 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 11.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (38.7% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (13.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (3.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in West Coast Council area was for those employed in:

  • Mining (+309 local workers)

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