Cradle Coast Region

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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Cradle Coast Region's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Cradle Coast Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Cradle Coast Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Cradle Coast Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Cradle Coast Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,7128.45.33,0296.24.5+683
Mining1,3893.11.01,8313.71.2-442
Manufacturing4,2079.56.95,58011.38.2-1,373
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5011.11.65021.01.6-1
Construction3,2847.47.63,5157.17.1-231
Wholesale Trade1,0892.52.21,7923.63.1-703
Retail Trade4,91611.110.95,29110.710.6-375
Accommodation and Food Services3,1817.27.63,2036.56.8-22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4425.54.22,4895.14.0-47
Information Media and Telecommunications2660.61.43040.61.4-38
Financial and Insurance Services5281.22.16481.32.3-120
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4731.11.24911.01.2-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3553.14.71,3722.84.4-17
Administrative and Support Services1,4563.33.01,4162.92.5+40
Public Administration and Safety2,2235.07.82,7125.58.4-489
Education and Training3,5868.19.33,6367.48.4-50
Health Care and Social Assistance5,81213.114.24,97410.111.2+838
Arts and Recreation Services4371.01.93030.61.5+134
Other Services1,7924.03.71,7573.63.5+35
Industry not classified1,6093.63.47021.41.8+907
Total Persons44,258100.0100.045,547100.0100.0-1,289

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,812 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,916 people or 11.1%)
  • Manufacturing (4,207 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,935 people in total or 33.7% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (9.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (3.1% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,373 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+907 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+838 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-703 resident workforce)

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