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Cradle Coast Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Cradle Coast Region, making up 13.1% 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 the Cradle Coast Region.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cradle Coast Region 2016
Industry
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Number%Victoria %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,5298.32.2
Mining1,3463.20.3
Manufacturing4,1149.77.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4741.11.1
Construction2,6296.28.3
Wholesale Trade1,0612.53.2
Retail Trade4,89511.510.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,1997.56.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3885.64.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2630.61.9
Financial and Insurance Services5371.33.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4671.11.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2913.07.9
Administrative and Support Services1,2863.03.4
Public Administration and Safety2,1435.15.3
Education and Training3,5718.48.7
Health Care and Social Assistance5,54513.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services4020.91.9
Other Services1,7194.13.6
Industry not classified1,5703.74.7

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, Victoria: 2.2% Mining, Victoria: 0.3% Manufacturing, Victoria: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Industry not classified, Victoria: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: 8.3% Mining, Cradle Coast Region: 3.2% Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: 9.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Construction, Cradle Coast Region: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 2.5% Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: 5.1% Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0.9% Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.1% Industry not classified, Cradle Coast Region: 3.7%
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 Cradle Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,545 local workers 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,895 local workers 11.5%)
  • Manufacturing (4,114 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,554 people in total or 34.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Cradle Coast Region and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (3.2% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 3.9%)

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