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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Waratah-Wynyard Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 685 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area. 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area'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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44910.14.94229.45.1+27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services270.61.7210.51.9+7
Wholesale Trade2485.62.52786.23.1-30
Retail Trade45610.311.246010.211.0-3
Accommodation and Food Services2495.67.22706.07.3-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1834.14.31623.64.5+21
Information Media and Telecommunications80.21.7120.31.9-3
Financial and Insurance Services270.62.1280.62.3-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280.61.2330.71.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1112.55.21132.54.7-2
Administrative and Support Services952.12.6861.92.8+8
Public Administration and Safety1262.88.01142.58.1+12
Education and Training2956.69.53066.89.3-11
Health Care and Social Assistance47610.713.647110.512.9+6
Arts and Recreation Services340.82.5260.61.9+8
Other Services1172.63.71353.03.8-18
Total industries4,446100.0100.04,489100.0100.0-44

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (685 people or 15.4%)
  • Mining (564 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (476 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,725 people in total or 38.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 1.2% in Mining and 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (12.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.1% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area increased by decreased by -44 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Manufacturing (+128 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+27 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+21 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+12 local workers)

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