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West Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in West Coast Council area, making up 34.3% 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 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, West Coast Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
West Coast Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1196.21.5642.51.3+55
Mining65634.30.21,02740.50.2-371
Manufacturing241.35.4903.66.6-66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services382.02.0301.22.2+8
Construction844.46.31194.76.3-35
Wholesale Trade80.41.9321.32.8-24
Retail Trade1226.411.21365.411.8-14
Accommodation and Food Services23412.37.932412.87.2-90
Transport, Postal and Warehousing723.83.5993.93.5-27
Information Media and Telecommunications130.71.9110.42.1+2
Financial and Insurance Services50.32.6120.52.9-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services120.61.3100.41.5+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services160.86.0301.26.3-14
Administrative and Support Services824.32.6823.22.30
Public Administration and Safety834.311.11114.412.6-28
Education and Training1347.010.21445.79.6-10
Health Care and Social Assistance965.015.3893.513.3+7
Arts and Recreation Services201.02.3150.62.1+5
Other Services512.73.8702.83.8-19
Industry not classified412.12.9401.61.8+1

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, Greater Hobart: 1.5% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 11.1% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 6.2% Mining, West Coast Council area: 34.3% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 1.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 2.0% Construction, West Coast Council area: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 0.4% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 12.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 0.8% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 4.3% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 1.0% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 2.7% Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: +55 Mining, West Coast Council area: -371 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +8 Construction, West Coast Council area: -35 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: -24 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: -14 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -90 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -27 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -14 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 0 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: -28 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -10 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: +5 Other Services, West Coast Council area: -19 Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (656 local workers 34.3%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (234 local workers 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (134 local workers 7.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,024 people in total or 53.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.2% in Mining; 7.9% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 10.2% in Education and Training.

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 (34.3% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.0% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in West Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-371 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-90 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-66 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+55 local workers)

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