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West Coast Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In West Coast Council area, Mining is the largest employer, generating 932 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in West Coast Council area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Cradle Coast Region's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
West Coast Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing954.01.4722.71.5+23
Mining93239.10.21,23345.90.2-301
Manufacturing1094.65.81244.67.1-15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services572.42.5461.72.6+12
Construction1897.98.81756.58.8+14
Wholesale Trade241.03.2361.33.2-12
Retail Trade1004.210.41134.210.4-13
Accommodation and Food Services25010.55.82639.86.2-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing743.13.9762.84.0-2
Information Media and Telecommunications140.62.2160.62.3-2
Financial and Insurance Services110.52.9100.43.0+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.91.7190.71.8+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services291.27.1331.27.0-4
Administrative and Support Services692.92.4742.72.4-5
Public Administration and Safety994.112.9963.613.1+3
Education and Training1315.510.61264.79.0+5
Health Care and Social Assistance692.912.2622.311.5+7
Arts and Recreation Services311.32.0351.31.8-3
Other Services823.44.1772.94.2+5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Construction, Greater Hobart: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 3.2% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.9% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 4.0% Mining, West Coast Council area: 39.1% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 2.4% Construction, West Coast Council area: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 1.0% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 4.2% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 10.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 2.9% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 1.3% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: +23 Mining, West Coast Council area: -301 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +12 Construction, West Coast Council area: +14 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: -12 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -4 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: -5 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: +3 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: +5 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: -3 Other Services, West Coast Council area: +5
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in West Coast Council area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (932 full-time equivalent local workers or 39.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (250 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.5%)
  • Construction (189 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,372 people in total or 57.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.2% in Mining; 5.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 8.8% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (39.1% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (2.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.2% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in West Coast Council area decreased by 299 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest change in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in West Coast Council area was for those employed in:

  • Mining (-301 full-time equivalent local workers)

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