Cradle Coast Region

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Cradle Coast Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Cradle Coast Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,232 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Cradle Coast Region. 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 the 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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Cradle Coast Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,7757.74.93,6957.55.1+80
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5701.21.76591.31.9-89
Wholesale Trade1,5103.12.51,6643.43.1-155
Retail Trade5,53111.211.25,35110.811.0+180
Accommodation and Food Services3,2756.67.23,3206.77.3-44
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7975.74.32,9686.04.5-171
Information Media and Telecommunications4901.01.74981.01.9-8
Financial and Insurance Services5851.22.16371.32.3-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5231.11.25531.11.3-30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5603.25.21,4252.94.7+135
Administrative and Support Services1,4953.02.61,5323.12.8-38
Public Administration and Safety2,4525.08.02,4525.08.1+0
Education and Training4,0198.19.53,9227.99.3+96
Health Care and Social Assistance6,23212.613.65,59711.312.9+635
Arts and Recreation Services6011.22.54190.81.9+182
Other Services1,9233.93.71,9183.93.8+5
Total industries49,318100.0100.049,354100.0100.0-36

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,232 people or 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (5,531 people or 11.2%)
  • Manufacturing (5,443 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,206 people in total or 34.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (11.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (4.0% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cradle Coast Region increased by decreased by -36 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+635 local workers)
  • Construction (+265 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+182 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+180 local workers)

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