Cradle Coast Region

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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Coastal Urban Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,724 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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 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.

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
Coastal Urban Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2805.74.92,2355.65.1+45
Mining8712.21.29782.41.6-107
Manufacturing4,22910.57.84,67511.78.6-446
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4341.11.75251.31.9-90
Construction3,6389.09.03,6549.17.7-16
Wholesale Trade1,3383.32.51,4623.73.1-124
Retail Trade4,93312.211.24,70311.811.0+229
Accommodation and Food Services2,5346.37.22,5476.47.3-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4436.14.32,5996.54.5-157
Information Media and Telecommunications4151.01.74351.11.9-20
Financial and Insurance Services5291.32.15741.42.3-45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4631.11.24831.21.3-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4033.55.21,2683.24.7+136
Administrative and Support Services1,2873.22.61,3103.32.8-23
Public Administration and Safety2,1675.48.02,1425.48.1+25
Education and Training3,4148.59.53,3188.39.3+96
Health Care and Social Assistance5,72414.213.65,11012.812.9+613
Arts and Recreation Services4801.22.53230.81.9+157
Other Services1,7024.23.71,6744.23.8+28
Total industries40,282100.0100.040,015100.0100.0+266

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,724 people or 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (4,933 people or 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (4,229 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,886 people in total or 37.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Coastal Urban Economic Region increased by increased by 266 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+613 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+229 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+157 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+136 local workers)

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