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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Mining employs more of West Coast Council area’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which West Coast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in West Coast Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in West Coast Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
West Coast Council area 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing663.31.6623.01.7+4
Mining59129.30.350824.70.2+83
Manufacturing804.06.41236.08.0-43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services291.42.1231.11.9+6
Construction1085.47.51175.76.7-9
Wholesale Trade201.02.7170.83.0+3
Retail Trade1396.911.41366.612.3+3
Accommodation and Food Services31815.87.134516.87.0-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1005.03.51135.53.9-13
Information Media and Telecommunications90.42.160.32.1+3
Financial and Insurance Services160.82.880.43.0+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services90.41.460.31.6+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.66.2422.05.6-10
Administrative and Support Services763.82.5572.82.5+19
Public Administration and Safety984.912.21035.011.7-5
Education and Training1286.39.61426.98.8-14
Health Care and Social Assistance874.312.81035.012.4-16
Arts and Recreation Services150.72.1150.71.70
Other Services613.03.7673.33.6-6
Industry not classified341.71.9613.02.4-27

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 3.3% Mining, West Coast Council area: 29.3% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 1.4% Construction, West Coast Council area: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 1.0% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 15.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 4.9% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 6.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 4.3% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 0.7% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 3.0% Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: +4 Mining, West Coast Council area: +83 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +6 Construction, West Coast Council area: -9 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: +3 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: +3 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -13 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -10 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: +19 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: -5 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -14 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: -16 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 0 Other Services, West Coast Council area: -6 Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: -27
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in West Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (591 people or 29.3%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (318 people or 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (139 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,048 people in total or 52.0% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.3% in Mining; 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Mining (29.3% compared to 0.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Accommodation and Food Services (15.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Mining (+83 local labour force)

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