Cradle Coast Region

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Cradle Coast Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Cradle Coast Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,961 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Cradle Coast Region.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Cradle Coast Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,9339.96.43,5988.96.2+335
Mining2,3485.91.82,8927.22.3-544
Manufacturing4,30110.87.95,23613.09.1-935
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4561.11.75601.42.1-104
Construction4,36311.010.43,8289.58.6+535
Wholesale Trade1,2013.02.51,4903.73.4-289
Retail Trade3,4858.89.13,8469.610.1-361
Accommodation and Food Services2,1885.56.22,2135.56.3-26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5736.54.82,6556.65.0-81
Information Media and Telecommunications3050.81.43350.81.9-29
Financial and Insurance Services3961.02.04321.12.2-36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4811.21.54621.21.5+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2563.25.61,0982.74.9+158
Administrative and Support Services8462.12.01,0742.72.6-228
Public Administration and Safety1,7784.57.71,7414.37.5+37
Education and Training2,7586.98.32,8107.08.6-52
Health Care and Social Assistance4,96112.514.23,9579.811.9+1,004
Arts and Recreation Services4241.12.42640.71.6+160
Other Services1,6674.24.01,7174.34.3-50
Total industries39,720100.0100.040,207100.0100.0-488

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,961 people or 12.5%)
  • Construction (4,363 people or 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (4,301 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,624 people in total or 34.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.4% in Construction and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.8% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Cradle Coast Region increased by decreased by -488 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,004 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+535 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+335 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+160 full-time equivalent local workers)

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