Cradle Coast Region

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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Coastal Urban Economic Region, making up 14.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Coastal Urban Economic 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,1296.15.31,8375.24.8+292
Mining5721.60.96261.81.2-54
Manufacturing3,1058.96.94,27512.08.7-1,170
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3611.01.63701.01.7-9
Construction2,2396.47.62,3606.67.6-121
Wholesale Trade9482.72.21,5754.43.3-627
Retail Trade4,35512.510.94,55912.811.3-204
Accommodation and Food Services2,4627.17.72,3536.67.3+109
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0996.04.22,0785.84.3+21
Information Media and Telecommunications2350.71.42870.81.5-52
Financial and Insurance Services4901.42.15731.62.4-83
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4211.21.24211.21.3--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1553.34.71,1383.24.7+17
Administrative and Support Services1,0833.13.01,0963.12.7-13
Public Administration and Safety1,8905.47.82,3396.69.0-449
Education and Training3,0368.79.33,0638.69.0-27
Health Care and Social Assistance5,06314.614.24,37112.312.0+692
Arts and Recreation Services3220.91.91860.51.6+136
Other Services1,4884.33.81,4794.23.7+9
Industry not classified1,3013.73.45081.42.0+793
Total persons34,770100.0100.035,588100.0100.0-818

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,063 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (4,355 people or 12.5%)
  • Manufacturing (3,105 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,523 people in total or 36.0% 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 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 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (8.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.5% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,170 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+793 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+692 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-627 local workers)

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