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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Greater Burnie Economic Region, making up 15.1% 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 Greater Burnie Economic 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 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, Greater Burnie Economic Region 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
Greater Burnie Economic Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2246.21.51,1025.41.3+122
Mining5252.60.25712.80.2-46
Manufacturing1,7779.05.42,65013.06.6-873
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.52.01570.82.2-58
Construction1,2636.46.31,2065.96.3+57
Wholesale Trade5232.61.98654.32.8-342
Retail Trade2,43812.311.22,48912.311.8-51
Accommodation and Food Services1,4067.17.91,3016.47.2+105
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9634.93.58694.33.5+94
Information Media and Telecommunications1350.71.91820.92.1-47
Financial and Insurance Services2641.32.63091.52.9-45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2151.11.32241.11.5-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6123.16.06003.06.3+12
Administrative and Support Services7163.62.65742.82.3+142
Public Administration and Safety1,1846.011.11,4887.312.6-304
Education and Training1,7819.010.21,8249.09.6-43
Health Care and Social Assistance3,00015.115.32,63513.013.3+365
Arts and Recreation Services1430.72.31200.62.1+23
Other Services8344.23.88524.23.8-18
Industry not classified7443.72.92981.51.8+446

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, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 6.2% Mining, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 2.6% Manufacturing, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 0.5% Construction, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 2.6% Retail Trade, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 6.0% Education and Training, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 0.7% Other Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: 4.2% Industry not classified, Greater Burnie Economic 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.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +122 Mining, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -46 Manufacturing, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -873 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -58 Construction, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +57 Wholesale Trade, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -342 Retail Trade, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -51 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +105 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +94 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -47 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +142 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -304 Education and Training, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -43 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +365 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +23 Other Services, Greater Burnie Economic Region: -18 Industry not classified, Greater Burnie Economic Region: +446
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 Greater Burnie Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,000 local workers 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,438 local workers 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,781 local workers 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,219 people in total or 36.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 15.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade; and 10.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Greater Burnie Economic Region and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (6.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Greater Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-873 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+446 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+365 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-342 local workers)

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