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West Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In West Coast Council area, Mining is the largest employer, generating 855 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in West Coast Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cradle Coast Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
West Coast Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing943.91.3852.91.4+9
Mining85535.30.11,16440.00.2-309
Manufacturing974.05.41244.26.6-26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services552.32.1501.72.3+5
Construction1817.57.11715.97.3+10
Wholesale Trade251.02.8401.42.9-15
Retail Trade1355.611.61635.611.4-28
Accommodation and Food Services29612.27.032711.27.0-31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing953.93.51093.73.6-14
Information Media and Telecommunications150.62.1190.72.2-4
Financial and Insurance Services120.52.9120.43.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.81.6200.71.6-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services301.26.8401.46.7-10
Administrative and Support Services903.72.71053.62.6-15
Public Administration and Safety1064.412.91154.013.0-9
Education and Training1385.710.61635.69.7-25
Health Care and Social Assistance813.313.3862.912.6-5
Arts and Recreation Services331.42.2441.52.1-10
Other Services672.84.0732.54.0-7

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

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.1% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.9% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 3.9% Mining, West Coast Council area: 35.3% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 2.3% Construction, West Coast Council area: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 1.0% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 12.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 3.9% 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: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 4.4% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 3.3% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 1.4% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: +9 Mining, West Coast Council area: -309 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -26 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +5 Construction, West Coast Council area: +10 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: -15 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: -28 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -10 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: -15 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: -9 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -25 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: -5 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: -10 Other Services, West Coast Council area: -7
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 local workers in West Coast Council area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (855 people or 35.3%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (296 people or 12.2%)
  • Construction (181 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,332 people in total or 54.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.1% in Mining; 7.0% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 7.1% in Construction.

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 (35.3% compared to 0.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (3.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.4% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.6% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in West Coast Council area decreased by 485 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Mining (-309 local workers)

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