Cradle Coast Region

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Cradle Coast Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Cradle Coast Region, making up 13.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Cradle Coast Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Cradle Coast Region.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Cradle Coast Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cradle Coast Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,5298.35.33,1067.14.8+423
Mining1,3463.20.91,8124.11.2-466
Manufacturing4,1149.76.95,45412.48.7-1,340
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4581.11.64721.11.7-14
Construction2,6296.27.62,8376.57.6-208
Wholesale Trade1,0612.52.21,7614.03.3-700
Retail Trade4,89511.510.95,19211.811.3-297
Accommodation and Food Services3,1997.57.73,1697.27.3+30
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3885.64.22,4045.54.3-16
Information Media and Telecommunications2550.61.43010.71.5-46
Financial and Insurance Services5371.32.16471.52.4-110
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4671.11.24691.11.3-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2152.94.71,2862.94.7-71
Administrative and Support Services1,2322.93.01,2572.92.7-25
Public Administration and Safety2,1435.17.82,6606.09.0-517
Education and Training3,5718.49.33,5968.29.0-25
Health Care and Social Assistance5,54513.114.24,79910.912.0+746
Arts and Recreation Services4020.91.92460.61.6+156
Other Services1,7194.13.81,7283.93.7-9
Industry not classified1,5353.63.45831.32.0+952
Total persons42,429100.0100.043,976100.0100.0-1,547

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,545 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,895 people or 11.5%)
  • Manufacturing (4,114 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,554 people in total or 34.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 6.9% 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 (8.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (3.2% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,340 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+952 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+746 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-700 local workers)

Cradle Coast Region

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