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 6,690 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Region2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,6149.56.04,0998.15.4+515
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5701.21.76301.31.8-60
Wholesale Trade1,3292.72.51,6363.33.0-307
Retail Trade5,19110.710.55,57211.111.0-380
Accommodation and Food Services3,4657.17.43,5927.17.6-127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7615.74.33,0196.04.5-258
Information Media and Telecommunications2870.61.43730.71.8-86
Financial and Insurance Services5651.22.16171.22.2-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4851.01.25901.21.4-105
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7203.55.61,5033.04.7+217
Administrative and Support Services1,4943.12.61,6443.32.9-150
Public Administration and Safety2,4955.18.02,5115.08.0-16
Education and Training3,8898.09.34,1588.39.4-270
Health Care and Social Assistance6,69013.714.66,15012.213.5+540
Arts and Recreation Services5831.22.44250.81.8+158
Other Services1,8643.83.52,0104.03.8-146
Total industries48,715100.0100.050,318100.0100.0-1,604

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,690 people or 13.7%)
  • Retail Trade (5,191 people or 10.7%)
  • Manufacturing (4,838 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,719 people in total or 34.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 7.5% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (3.8% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cradle Coast Region increased by decreased by -1,604 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+540 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+515 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+217 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+158 local workers)

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