Cradle Coast Region

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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Coastal Urban Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,594 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2317.16.42,0626.46.2+169
Mining1,0023.21.81,1143.52.3-112
Manufacturing3,37410.77.94,10712.89.1-733
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3541.11.74511.42.1-97
Construction3,31010.510.43,25710.28.6+53
Wholesale Trade1,0763.42.51,3194.13.4-242
Retail Trade3,1039.89.13,38310.610.1-280
Accommodation and Food Services1,6795.36.21,6785.26.3+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2587.24.82,3627.45.0-104
Information Media and Telecommunications2590.81.42930.91.9-34
Financial and Insurance Services3591.12.03901.22.2-31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4301.41.54081.31.5+22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1153.55.69753.14.9+140
Administrative and Support Services7242.32.09162.92.6-192
Public Administration and Safety1,5755.07.71,5314.87.5+44
Education and Training2,3367.48.32,3777.48.6-41
Health Care and Social Assistance4,59414.614.23,65311.411.9+941
Arts and Recreation Services3221.02.41910.61.6+131
Other Services1,4754.74.01,5034.74.3-27
Total industries31,576100.0100.031,969100.0100.0-394

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,594 people or 14.6%)
  • Manufacturing (3,374 people or 10.7%)
  • Construction (3,310 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,278 people in total or 35.7% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Coastal Urban Economic Region increased by decreased by -394 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+941 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+169 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+140 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+131 full-time equivalent local workers)

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