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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 6,478 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 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 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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Cradle Coast Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,1268.15.43,6307.35.0+496
Mining2,1704.31.42,8455.71.8-676
Manufacturing5,19310.27.25,92111.98.7-728
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5581.11.66171.21.8-59
Construction5,26310.49.34,4579.08.0+805
Wholesale Trade1,2442.42.31,7443.53.2-501
Retail Trade5,42310.711.05,30010.710.8+123
Accommodation and Food Services3,4536.87.63,3046.77.2+149
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8175.54.22,9726.04.5-154
Information Media and Telecommunications5091.01.64781.01.8+31
Financial and Insurance Services5821.12.16701.32.4-88
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5611.11.35551.11.4+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5073.04.71,4342.94.8+73
Administrative and Support Services1,6083.22.91,5093.02.7+100
Public Administration and Safety2,3384.67.42,5295.18.4-191
Education and Training4,1478.29.63,8567.89.1+291
Health Care and Social Assistance6,47812.814.25,51611.112.7+962
Arts and Recreation Services7141.42.34470.92.1+267
Other Services2,0914.13.91,8833.83.8+209

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.4% Mining, Tasmania: 1.4% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.3% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.4% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 2.3% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: 8.1% Mining, Cradle Coast Region: 4.3% Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: 10.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Construction, Cradle Coast Region: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 2.4% Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: 4.6% Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: 1.4% Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: +496 Mining, Cradle Coast Region: -676 Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: -728 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: -59 Construction, Cradle Coast Region: +805 Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: -501 Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: +123 Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: +149 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: -154 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: +31 Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: -88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: +6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: +73 Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: +100 Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: -191 Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: +291 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: +962 Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: +267 Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: +209
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cradle Coast Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,478 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (5,423 people or 10.7%)
  • Construction (5,263 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,164 people in total or 33.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Construction.

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 Manufacturing (10.2% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (4.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cradle Coast Region increased by 1,115 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+962 local workers)
  • Construction (+805 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-728 local workers)
  • Mining (-676 local workers)

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